Episode 111: How “Small Business” Rhetoric Is Used to Protect Corporate America

Citations Needed | June 17, 2020 | Transcript

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George W. Bush poses with Jack Faris of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, which worked to lower corporate taxes. (Credit: NFIB)
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NBC News headline and subhead from June 4, 2020.
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Lisa Gilbert
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Headline and cover image from The Economist’s July 3rd, 2014 edition.
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Bryan Quinby
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Joe Wurzelbacher, AKA Joe the Plumber (right), a fixture of the 2008 general election, with Republican presidential candidate John McCain. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images News / Getty Images)
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Headline from a now-infamous NPR story about the hardships faced by “small business owners” when their workers collect unemployment.

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