For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we talk with Chuck Collins at Inequality.org, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies, a left-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C. Collins is the author of several books warning against rising wealth concentration and inequality, most recently Born on Third Base.
American philanthropy has been undergoing a major resurgence in the last few decades, leading some to dub this a ‘golden age’ for giving. At the same time, wealth concentration and inequality, the gap between rich and poor, has been on the increase. Author of a new book called The Givers, David Callahan, explains why these two trends are fueling each other and what needs to change to avoid oligarchy.
Oxfam again warns that the rich are getting richer and poor poorer.