Harvard Lunch Club
About This Show
A weekly podcast that serves up thoughtful and fun debate about the big stories of the week. The show is usually taped on Tuesdays for posting that evening, with occasional spontaneous bonus episodes.
The use of the "Harvard" name originates from the show being an offshoot of the Harvard Conservatives Lunch Club, an extended group of friends and colleagues who get together for occasional lunches, which Mike began in the Spring of 2011 in Cambridge.
Mike was a Harvard physicist at the time (he's since departed for MIT). Todd was a member of the lunch club only because he is such a scintillating conversationalist - he has never had any affiliation with Harvard.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 163: California Dreamers
3 days ago
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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast, number 163, for February 22, 2018, it's the California Dreamers edition of the show with your faithful hosts, Todd Feinburg, radio guy and Mike Stopa, nanophysicist. This week we explore two very juicy topics that will get you furious at the riggers and the schemers. First, California, according to a report released by the Census Department, now has the highest poverty rate in the United States - just edging Arizona. The main stream media appears to be totally flummoxed as to how that could happen. Isn't California liberal *enough*??? Don't they tax and redistribute more energetically than any state in the nation? What could possibly have gone wrong? It couldn't have anything to do with, you know, the fact that they import poverty from Latin America at record setting levels, could it?
And speaking of importing poverty from Mexico and beyond, how does it stand now with the Dreamers that the latest push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform a.k.a. illegal alien amnesty has gone nowhere in the Senate? The Dreamers are now saying that they cannot accept amnesty if it means that their parents have to go back to where they came from. Alas, no one is yet demanding that they do so...but some day perhaps.
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