Nicholas Sullivan tackles a thorny issue. He has evidence that subsidized mobile phones result in economic gains for poor and near-poor Americans. We talk about the impact mobile phones have in today’s society and evaluate the merits of taxpayers subsidizing phones to help others.

Here is the lineup of guests on BRAINSTORMIN’ with Billy the Brain for Thursday, May 12, 2011. Listen at or on AM 1400 in Ventura at 9 o’clock am Pacific time.