Episode 77

Mar-a-Lago Special Master, CA Farm Unions, Single Women’s Wealth

Ravi and Rikki start with the latest legal drama from the Mar-a-Lago investigation, before turning to new data showing single women without children are making more money than their male counterparts, President Biden’s pro-labor jab at California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and why more and more economists now think China may never outgrow the U.S. economy.


Ravi brings us up to speed on all the back-and-forth over a special master in the Mar-a-Lago documents case, including the controversy centered on the judge who approved Trump’s request to appoint one.

Rikki introduces a Bloomberg piece on high-earning single women making the rounds right now, also debating the merits of Jordan Peterson’s now-infamous take on men and women’s agreeability.

Rikki and Ravi discuss all the Biden-Newsom drama behind a potential veto from the California Governor on a bill aimed at widening farm workers’ union organization.

The hosts wrap up by discussing new projections downplaying China’s growth potential, which suggest China may never surpass the U.S. economy.

Mar-a-Lago Round-Up [02:22]

Trump’s lawyers suggest seized documents may not be classified (Washington Post, 9/12)
Material on foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities seized at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago (Washington Post, 9/6)
FBI searched Trump’s home to look for nuclear documents and other items, sources say  (Washington Post, 8/11)
Donald Trump Has It Wrong: Cutting through the Confusion on Executive Privilege (National Review, 9/12)
Why Trump’s FBI investigation could now be delayed for months or even years (Vox, 9/8)
Everything Wrong with Judge Cannon’s Ruling (Lawfare, 9/8)
Judge Cannon’s application for District Judge for the Southern District of Florida (United States Senate, Committee on the Judiciary)

Single Women Wealth Group [11:04]

Women Who Stay Single and Don’t Have Kids Are Getting Richer (Bloomberg, 8/31)
It Now Costs $300,000 to Raise a Child (Wall Street Journal, 8/19)
A stunning chart shows the true cause of the gender wage gap (Vox, 2/19/2018)
Jordan Peterson on what our Society does to 19 or 18 year old WOMEN! (YouTube, 3/2)
Jordan Peterson debate on the gender pay gap, campus protests and postmodernism (Channel 4 News, 1/16/2018)
Jordan Peterson – More Than 50% Of Women Are Childless At 30 (YouTube, 02:38, 2/15)
Jordan Peterson – Women in High Paying Jobs (YouTube, 4/6/2017)
Mindy Kaling Explains Why She Wishes Parents of College Women “Would Take Them to Freeze Their Eggs” Instead of Gifting Them Jewelry and Vacations (Hollywood Reporter, 8/10)

Newsom/Biden Beef [27:10]

Gavin Newsom encounters an unexpected antagonist: Joe Biden (Politico, 9/7)
In familiar refrain, United Farm Workers grapples with how to grow (Cal Matters, 1/18)
Illegal Immigration Is Down, Changing The Face of California Farms (New York Times, 5/28)
California Agricultural Production Statistics (California Department of Food and Agriculture, 2021)
Cali Senate Republican Caucus’ Letter to Gov. Newsom About Possible Voter Fraud (California Senate Republican Caucus, 8/29)

China vs. U.S. Economy [36:35]

China’s Youth Unemployment Nearly 20% (VOA, 8/24)
The 21st century may not be China’s after all (Seattle Times, 9/12)
China’s Economy Won’t Overtake the U.S., Some Now Predict (Wall Street Journal, 9/2)
Will China’s economy ever overtake America’s? (The Economist, 9/6)
China’s economy is slowing, its population aging. That could make it dangerous (Los Angeles Times, 9/11)
China’s economy is in bad shape and could stay that way for a while (CNN, 9/9)
China’s slowing economy spells trouble for US and the world (New York Post, 8/12)
What Is China Evergrande, and Why Is Its Crisis Worrying Markets? (Wall Street Journal, 12/6/2021)
“Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China” by Hal Brands & Michael Beckley
Seeing Red (No Mercy / No Malice, 8/20/2021)
Yuval Noah Harari – digital Cold War between the USA and China (YouTube, 10/12/2021)