Ep. 9: Please Let Me Rob You, I’m Woke (feat. Anand Giridharadas)
Some of the most inspiring and interesting conversations today are appearing in Audio-format podcasts. There are many and they are cropping up like ‘whack-a-moles’ all across the Net. Chris Wallace, MSNBC has one and so does Michael Moore – called RUMBLE! Michael, as you may know, is a very knowledgeable, educated and well-versed guy in Media today. Primarily a filmmaker in his past but now he says, I can get more said and done on many subjects by doing podcast interviews with avante-garde writers, columnists, authors and political analysts. I recommend you listen to this one and if it appeals to your sense of what is REALLY going on today in current events, places, times and issues then I recommend you listen to some of his catalog which spans many episodes by now and are ongoing approximately weekly. GOOD STUFF!
While the majority of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck and one emergency away from financial peril, a new study shows that the 500 richest people in the world gained a combined $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019. In the U.S., the richest 0.1% now control a bigger share of the pie than at any time since the beginning of the Great Depression. But what happens when the very people hoarding this wealth at the expense of democracy, the environment and an equitable society, re-brand themselves as the people who will fix society’s problems? What happens when the arsonists pose as the firefighters? Anand Giridharadas has been studying these questions and he joins Michael Moore to name names and discuss what to do about it.