Wealth, Poverty, and Public Policy: 2 Controversial Videos and 2 Controversial Charts

I’m not going to comment much on the following videos and charts. And you may not find them interesting or worth arguing over. I don’t like or agree with everything in them.

But I think they are worth seeing because they challenge my thinking, and I think they will do the same for you.

We Need to Talk about an Injustice (Bryan Stevenson)

The great-grandson of former slaves, Stevenson comments on our justice system, in which punishments do not seem to be equal among all racial and socioeconomic classes.

The Good News on Poverty (Bono)

Bono the “factivist” explains how the world is heading in the direction of eliminating extreme poverty (living on $1.25 or less per day) in the world.

And finally, a post that includes a couple of charts (and one of those comes from a video). Here’s the crux . . . Which is more “unfair” — that the wealthy have been bearing a greater tax load, or that the wealthy are controlling a larger proportion of the wealth? See the data here.

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