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What does 30 percent unemployment look like? We may soon find out

This week Liz Preza and Joshua Holland talk about Trump’s war on Inspectors General, a QAnon wackjob running for the United States Senate and red states cooking the books on their Coronavirus numbers even as they reopen over the warnings of public health experts.

Then, as the official unemployment rate nears 20 percent, we’re joined by Nicholas Rush Smith, a political scientist at the City University of New York, to talk about the looming unemployment crisis. Smith has studied the impact of high levels of long-term unemployment in South Africa, and he sees some warning signs that the rest of the world must heed.

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