Thursday, November 10, 2016

The kleptocracy that our country has become

GUEST: Chuck Collins, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and co-founder of Wealth for Common Good, talks about his latest book: Born on Third Base: a One Percenter Makes the Case For Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.

This interview is very relevant to the Trump presidency that we now face. Hillary is funded by the 1%, and is an ideologue when it comes to expanding the empire's reach. Trump is part of the same 1% class, only he is a blatant racist and with far right, authoritarian friends. Either way, the very richest of America win, and the rest of the world loses.

Chuck Collins' book helps us understand the world view of the very rich, and explores the type of alliances that can be made with them. He also takes a good look at privilege in America, and how the middle class always forgets the help they have been given.

Understanding oppression and our part in accepting economic injustice is a first step to throwing off the vicious kleptocracy that our country has become. 

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