Cory Booker returns, live, to talk trust, Trump, and basic incomes

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Senator Cory Booker is back! In this special live episode of The Ezra Klein Show — taped at Vox Conversations — Booker and I dig into America’s crisis of trust. Faith in both political figures and political institutions has plummeted in recent decades, and the product is, among other things, Trump’s presidency. So what does Booker think can be done about it?
We also talk about:
  • Whether Democrats need to be angry to fight Trump
  • The $400,000 President Barack Obama recently accepted for a speech to a bond firm
  • The lecture Booker’s mother gave him when he was sworn into the Senate
  • Booker’s fight with the left over drug reimportation, and how he and Bernie Sanders came to agreement
  • What Booker thinks of a universal basic income, single payer health care, political correctness on campus, artificial intelligence as a threat to humanity, and more.Speaking of which, when I asked Booker about a UBI — which he says his staff is aggressively exploring — he responded with an expansive, surprising riff that sure sounded a nascent presidential platform. So don’t miss that!

75 episodes available. A new episode about every 6 days averaging 78 mins duration .