Wealth Inequality

It’s News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day. First, they run through headlines on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Harper v. Moore, as well as cases on wealth tax and statute of limitations in sexual abuse cases (sorry Jim Jordan!), the US Government’s intel failures leading up to […]
Happy Monday! In a pre-taped conversation, Sam speaks with Bruce Schneier, lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, to discuss his recent book A Hacker’s Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society’s Rules, and How to Bend them Back. First Emma, runs through updates on the leaking of classified documents about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the potential […]
Sam and Emma host Douglas Rushkoff, professor of Media Studies at Queens College, to discuss his recent book Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Trump’s arraignment, the Chinese Spy Balloon, opinions on Trump’s indictment, Trump’s growing lead over DeSantis, and the advancement of the Dominion vs. […]
Emma hosts Emily Flitter, finance reporter for the New York Times, to discuss her recent book The White Wall: How Big Finance Bankrupts Black America. First, Emma discusses this morning’s news of President Biden announcing that WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from Russian custody. Then, Emily joins and speaks about the current NYTimes Guild walk outs and […]
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 […]
Sam and Emma break down some of the biggest stories from the weekend in news, from the ongoing situation in Ukraine to labor, the courts, COVID, and more! Beginning with updates on the Ukrainian border, Sam and Emma dive into the breaking news that a majority of the breaking news this past week has been false, […]
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 […]
Sam and Emma host David Wengrow, Professor of Comparative Archaeology at University College London, to discuss his recent book The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity that he co-authored with David Graeber. They begin by clarifying what the old history was, which Professor Wengrow describes the “broad sweep of human history” that we see starting all the […]
Emma hosts Ryan Cooper, national correspondent for The Week, to discuss his recent piece “The Most Underrated Part of the Electric Revolution”, on the connections between inflation and a green transition, and how making a shift away from gases and to electricity, especially in transportation, can be a solution to rising prices. Ryan and Emma start […]