Season 1
Episode 3
The Economy

Ever wonder why you have a full-time job and a side hustle driving drunk people home from brunch and you still can’t afford the basic costs of life? Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos, one of our nation’s least essential workers, is launching himself into space? Something seems … a little off with our economy.

Keep reading to learn how us regular people can take some power back from massive corporations and make things more fair.

Ain't nothin' free about our market

It’s tempting to say the system is busted, but as we explore in this episode, the American economy is actually functioning exactly the way it was built to — and it’s working better than anything Elon Musk ever invented. We're fed the myth that if we just let the market do its thing, everyone will benefit and things will be fair. But the reality is that the government has a huge amount of control over the market and it picks winners and losers all the time. The winners are mostly giant companies who hardly need a handout from Uncle Sam. But if you suggest shifting the system so it makes workers, the very people America claims to love so much, the winners — GASP! Suddenly everyone's calling you a dirty socialist.