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April 29, 2021 22 min

The White House has proposed the third massive spending plan of its administration. The latest plan is called the “American Families Plan” and will cost $1.8 trillion. The plan will expand access to education with free universal preschool and two years of tuition free community college among other initiatives and would be paid for by raising taxes on investors and wealthy Americans. The package cannot be passed without Congress and will be a tough sell for many as-is. Jeff Stein, White House economics reporter at the Washington Post, joins us for what’s in the plan.

Next, there is an ongoing erosion of personal ownership. With the rise of digital purchases, subscription and streaming based services, do we even really own music or movies anymore? Beyond that, other products we may buy that have, for example, proprietary software that may need to be serviced by specific parent companies may also hinder what we do with our property. This new dynamic may also change the relationship and attachments we have to what we own. Dan Greene, contributor to Vox, joins us for how some rights of traditional ownership are changing.

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