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Future Left Podcast Ep. 68: Some Really Dumb News About Inequality

Future Left Podcast Ep. 68: Some Really Dumb News About Inequality

 

This week on Future Left: We're talking about economic inequality, the lowest lows and the highest highs. For example, people that depend on food stamps keep their bellies full and people who spend $150 million dollars on a blimp.

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Historically, there are three ways to alleviate inequality: war, revolution, and plagues. #TeamPlaguewww.theatlantic.com/business/archiv…iolence/517164/

Don't take away billionaires' money because THINK OF ALL THE GOOD THAT ROCKEFELLER DID WHEN HE WASN'T TOO BUSY BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT LUDLOW MASSACRE. And also, my Daddy told me rich people are neat. www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/your-m…naires-money.html

It takes 20 years of no fuck-ups or setbacks to get out of poverty. www.theatlantic.com/business/archiv…quality/524610/

By cutting food stamps, we could shave off tens of dollars off the national debt. (And also we'll likely devastate the working poor, the disabled, the retired, and fuel a spike in property crimes.) www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/ma…e-trump-america

Are you living under a bridge with diabetes and a felony on your record while in horrific distress about how you can possibly make your life better? Don't worry! Ben Carson is here to tell you that's all just a state of mind, man. www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/ma…y-state-of-mind

Poverty may be a state of mind, but also research shows that poverty literally ruins your brain. www.theatlantic.com/education/archi…poverty/523479/

Sergey Brin has a big zepplin/sky yacht that he's spend $150 million on. He intends to use it for humanitarian purposes (and also for recreation purposes for he and his family). www.theverge.com/2017/5/26/156980…ons-family-trips

You can give your money to Mark Zuckerberg's 2020 campaign. Sidenote: Mark Zuckerberg is worth $63 billion. So don't fucking do that. fortune.com/2017/05/24/mark-zuc…low_twitter_FORTUNE

 

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