The Growing Wealth Of The Billionaire Class

21-16 Segment 2: The Growing Wealth Of The Billionaire Class

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg added 41 billion dollars to his wealth over the past year. And that’s nothing compared to what Tesla CEO, Elon Musk raked in: 157 billion. The majority of humans on the planet can’t even fathom earning that amount of money. Yet, for many in the top .01 percent, it’s a never-ending cycle of holding onto and building their wealth for generations to come. As the rich get richer and take up a bigger piece of the pie, what’s left for the rest of us? How can leaders and laws slow this extreme wealth inequality?

18-41 Segment 2: Growing Up Poor in Rural America

Sarah Smarsh is a journalist and author who grew up poor on a farm in Kansas. She discusses life in rural America, how our culture treats people living in poverty, and the causes she attributes to America’s wage gap.

an empty wallet and a full of banknotes

16-50 Segment 1: Closing the Wage Gap

We’re joined by two experts who agree that closing the wage gap should be a priority, but who have very different takes on how that can be achieved

16-06 Segment 1: Wage Inequality: Why we have it and how to narrow it

  Synopsis: It’s campaign season, and we’re hearing from politicians about the wage gap between the top 1% of earners in this country and the rest of us. What is the gap? When did it begin to develop and why? And what can we do to narrow it? Our guests offer their opinions on the … Continue reading 16-06 Segment 1: Wage Inequality: Why we have it and how to narrow it