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(2016/01/29) The trouble with extreme wealth inequality (Economics)

January 30, 201678 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
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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

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
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