Income Inequality

Emma hosts journalist Cole Stangler to discuss the recent French election results. Then, Emma is joined by investigate reporter Amanda Chicago Lewis to discuss her recent piece in the New Republic “Legalized Pot Was Supposed to Help Build Black Wealth in Los Angeles. It Failed.” First, Cole and Emma dive into the major takeaways from the first round of the French […]
Emma hosts philosopher and historian Matthew Stewart to discuss his recent book The 9.9 Percent: The New Aristocracy That Is Entrenching Inequality And Warping Our Culture, on the class of people that cement the divide between the top .1%, and the bottom 90%. They begin by addressing what this segment is, exploring the people that neither make up corporate executive […]
Emma hosts David Wessel, senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, to discuss his recent book Only the Rich Can Play: How Washington Works in the New Gilded Age., and how bipartisan legislation on Opportunity Zones has created a tax haven for the ultra-wealthy under the guise of investing in low-income communities. They begin by […]
Karen Handel, states that she does not support a livable wage in a debate with Jon Ossoff. Jonathan Taplin, the Director Emeritus, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and author of, “Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.” explains how the Internet economy is killing content and creating monopolies […]
On today’s best of, Princeton Professor and author of Affluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America and Why Americans Hate Welfare Martin Gilens explained how public policy in America have been distorted by income inequality, the shocking lack of influence middle class and poor Americans have in public policy, will campaign finance reform help restore American democracy? […]
Chris Savage the  Editor of Eclecta Blog explains the new federal ruling that could slash Detroit’s public pensions, Governor Rick Snyder’s radical austerity policies, who is Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevin Orr? how the labor unions are working to protect pensions, how the big banks are brutally exploiting Detroit, selling off Detroit’s public assets, what caused Detroit’s […]