From Skip Tenczar: political poetry baseball and politics
He’s a has-been seeking to be relevant,
So he issued a statement malevolent.
Knocking baseball’s decision,
For their Atlanta excision
But he’s just an irrelevant old elephant.
Part one: We talk with Chuck Collins about how the very wealthy hide their wealth and hoard it. We talk about the wealth defense industry: those wealth management professionals and government agencies (through tax policies and others) that help wealthy families compound and accelerate wealth growth over generations.
Bio: Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he co-edits Inequality.org. This story was adapted from his new book, “The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions To Hide Trillions.”
The costs of a secretive ‘wealth defense industry’ of shell companies, offshore tax havens, and empty luxury condos When oligarchs and ultra-wealthy around the world game the system to hide riches in Boston and other cities, everyone else pays.
Part two: Lincoln Mitchell discusses the parallels between the racism displayed in the George Floyd case, and the assassinations of Moscone and Milk in San Francisco, and the trial outcomes. We also discuss the role of police unions in the coverup of police brutality.
Bio: Lincoln Mitchell is a political analyst, pundit and writer based in New York City and San Francisco. Lincoln works on democracy and governance related issues domestically and internationally. He has written seven books, is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion and writes “The American Angle” for Brussels Morning. He retains an affiliation with Columbia University's Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and teaches in Columbia’s political science department as well. He is also a co-host of the Say It Ain’t Contagious
Podcast on baseball and social justice.
Links: Harvey Milk's murder is a stark reminder of the persistence of police brutality
Few realize Milk and San Francisco mayor George Moscone were killed in part due to their opposition to police violence and abuse Lincoln Mitchell https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/27/harvey-milk-assassination-police-brutality