(2016/01/29) The trouble with extreme wealth inequality (Economics)
January 30, 2016•78 min
Edition #985 Today we look at the case against extreme wealth inequality and not just from an economic justice perspective. Extreme wealth inequality leads to more social ills and destabilization than you probably ever guessed Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill 00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: This Is The Income Inequality Video CEOs Don’t Want Americans To See - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-03-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Let's Work Together - Canned Heat 00:17:41 Ch. 4: Act 2: Climate Change and Inequality Are Driving War and Catastrophic Conflicts from Syria to Africa - @democracynow - Air Date: 12-04-15 Ch. 5: Song 2: Climate Refugees Main Theme - Michael Mollura 00:21:56 Ch. 6: Act 3: Stoking fears to pit workers against workers, never the rich - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 12-11-15 Ch. 7: Song 3: Don't Blame Yourself - Sixpence None the Richer 00:25:42 Ch. 8: Act 4: Paul Krugmanon on Thomas Piketty's book: Capital in the Twenty-First Century - @BillMoyersHQ And Company - Air Date 4-18-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: A Change Is Gonna Come - Ben Sollee 00:43:56 Ch. 10: Act 5: Thomas Piketty's 'Capital' in 3 minutes - BBC Newsnight - Air Date: 04-30-14 Ch. 11: Song 5: Adventure, Darling - Gillicuddy 00:47:43 Ch. 12: Act 6: Make #Poverty an #Election2016 Priority w/@VoteToEndHunger - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 13: Song 6: This Fickle World - Theo Bard 00:50:41 Ch. 14: Act 7: International comparisons of child poverty show who we should look to - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date 1-24-16 Voicemails 00:58:09 Ch. 15: Capitalism with the workers in charge - Patrick from Dallas 01:00:42 h. 16: How capitalism should work - Colin from Cleveland, OH Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics 01:02:39 Ch. 17: Final Comments on the case against extreme wealth inequality and endless economic growth Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: Make #Poverty an #Election2016 Priority w/@VoteToEndHunger Take Action: SIGN & SHARE: Pledge to end hunger by 2030 GET INVOLVED with Vote to End Hunger Sources/further reading: "Pathologizing the Poor Reinforces Stigma While Deterring Advocacy and Public Policy” via Truthout ”Hunger is a Significant But Solvable Problem, Both in the United States and Internationally” via Vote to End Hunger ”Presidential Candidate Videos” via Vote to End Hunger Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!