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Trump's Defense Splurge Won't Trickle Down To Working Soldiers
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So, that happened. This week, Neil Gorsuch made his confirmation hearing debut as Donald Trump's prospective Supreme Court nominee. And he came to DC with a long and concerning history of putting his finger on the scales of justice in favor of entrenched monopolies of money and power. What's really at stake here, is your money, and we're joined by law professor Zephyr Teachout, to explain what you stand to lose if Gorsuch is confirmed.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has promised to boost the military budget, bringing a considerable amount of your tax dollars into a Pentagon that already hardly wants for cash. But with all this money sluicing through the system, it might surprise you to learn how little of it makes it down to the grunts who do all the hard work, and whose lives are much more frequently on the line than Washington's dizzying array of defense contractors. We'll take a look at the working class military, with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Wood.
Finally, we have a real cops and robbers caper to share with you today, but it's not something out of Law And Order. Unless, of course, there's a Law And Order: Special Financial Victims Unit that we've not heard of. It involves insider trading, the biggest hedge fund in the world, and a guy who's idea of fine art is a dead shark in a formaldehyde tank -- and you can read all about it in a new book called "Black Edge: Insider Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street." Author Sheelah Kolhatkar is joining us to talk about it.