The topic of today’s episode is, “Are earmarks good or bad?”

My guest is https://www.cmc.edu/academic/faculty/profile/zachary-courser (Zachary Courser), a visiting assistant professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. He is the co-director of the https://policylab.cmc.edu/ (Policy Lab) at Claremont McKenna College, and the co-editor of the volume, https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv7n0c0s (Parchment Barriers: Political Polarization and the Limits of Constitutional Order). Zach also is the author of articles on conservatism and populism, and he is the coauthor of an American Enterprise Institute report titled, https://www.aei.org/research-products/report/restoring-the-power-of-the-purse-earmarks-and-re-empowering-legislators-to-deliver-local-benefits/ (“Restoring the power of the purse: Earmarks and re-empowering legislators to deliver local benefits.”)

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