The Extreme Wealth Gap and Beyond

Capitalism has generated an unprecedented wealth gap, best illustrated by the fact that the world's 8 richest men have as much wealth as the poorest half of humanity. The super-rich, who have remarkable wealth and great power, provided behind-the-scenes support during the 2016 U.S. election. Some people, though, don't agree that amassing excessive wealth can lead to happiness. One example is the CEO of Gravity Payments who reduced his salary by 90% and instead raised the salary of the employees. This episode focuses on ideas about how wealth may be distributed today.