#986 The trouble with extreme wealth inequality (Economics)

Air date: 1-29-16

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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

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

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  • commented 2016-02-05 12:34:07 -0500
    Another great episode. Thanks.
  • commented 2016-01-31 20:17:39 -0500
    Fantastic episode. Thank you for all the work to pull it together cohesively.