3.5 million Americans in Puerto Rico are in dire crisis. The island territory is mired in debt and facing imminent default. Media coverage has blamed the last twenty years – when tax breaks were rolled back and loans extended. But this week’s guests say the root of Puerto Rico’s problems go deeper than that – to US colonial rule. If colonialism’s at least in part the culprit here, it’s pretty ironic that the solutions on offer from Congress seem so colonial as well.