Steven Spielberg, Presidential Power, Ordinary Economy
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1141
- Mar 18, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:24:53 mins
Steven Spielberg a life in Films (17:28) Molly Haskell is a film critic and the author of five books, writes and lectures widely on film. She lives in New York City. From the Jaw’s theme to Indiana Jones's whip, and the creature known as E.T. Steven Spielberg has been entertaining the masses for decades. In her book Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films Molly Haskell looks at Hollywood’s most renowned director and unpacks the director's life and works. Rein in Presidential Power (1:07:47) Andrew Rudalevige is a Professor of Government at Bowdoin College and heads the Presidents and Executive Politics section of the American Political Science Association. His book Managing the President’s Program: Presidential Leadership and Legislative Policy Formulation, which won the national Neustadt prize. Throughout every presidential administration, the executive powers of the President and his branch have steadily grown stronger. Bills like REINS Act and the Midnight Rules Relief Act would provide Congress with powers currently held by the executive branch, but also it would make them more accountable to the American people. Would President Trump relinquish so much power to the Legislative Branch? Return of the Ordinary Economy (1:52:55) Marc Levinson is an economist and historian who lives in Washington, DC. He was formerly finance and economics editor of The Economist magazine in London, worked as an economist for a New York bank, and was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. “Make America Great Again” was the war cry of President Donald Trump. This phrase is often associated with America’s dipping economy. Marc Levinson shares in his book, An Extraordinary Time: The end of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy, how this dipping economy might not be reversible. Marc Marc Levinson shares some of his insights.