Episode

4/27 The Unbelievable Privilege of the Super-Wealthy & Why It Hurts Society w/ Michael Mechanic

April 27, 2021

Sam and Emma host Michael Mechanic, senior editor at Mother Jones, to discuss his new book, Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live—and How Their Wealth Harms Us All. Sam, Emma, and Mechanic look at the rarified world of billionaires, how the average American subsidies the wealthiest members of our society, and why Biden’s plan to strengthen IRS is the only way to claw back the power held by billionaires.

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