Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown absolutely demolished Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin during a virtual hearing this week when he asked Mnuchin how many workers needed to die in order to increase the GDP of this country. The question was rhetorical, as Brown didn’t actually want to know the answer, but Mnuchin attempted and failed to give any kind of meaningful response. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced