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Against the Grain with Sasha Lilley - April 30, 2014 at 12:00pm

Against the Grain, for April 30, 2014 - 12:00pm

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Against the Grain with Sasha Lilley

In excerpts from a rare radio interview, French economist Thomas Piketty discusses his magisterial history of wealth inequality -- which has been causing a sensation on both the left and right -- arguing that barring war, revolution, and other exceptional circumstances, capitalism tends to concentrate wealth ever further.

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...the trouble is that

...the trouble is that popular intelligence as this writing, the Piketty, lends to many more people than usually access this content, is that it, as Marx's and other similar writers' - socialists', communists' writings - have done, is it will provide more comparatively in-depth content for our Owners to use to distort, to lie to us about, to tell us that THey're taking care of us. THey'll reflect on this content, like Greider, for instance, or if I remember correctly at all, Krugman, and the many social-democrats' writings that distortedly incorporate the language of justice-seeking along with the actualities of the status quo. THey make it seem these ideas are already in play, or in consideration by our established institutions and their professors. ...giving more substance to our Owners' oppression of us. Consider school, for instance - just 3rd grade ...and on ... into college, and getting a job .... normaha@pacbell.net

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