Letters and Politics

Money in the Presidential Election and the Rigged Global Economy

with Dave Levinthal, Senior Reporter for the Center for Public Integrity. His latest piece is “Hilary’s Big Money Machine Steams Toward Election Day”.

and Dean Baker, economist and Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and author of the book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer.

About the book:

rigged_coverThere has been an enormous upward redistribution of income in the United States in the last four decades. In his most recent book, Baker shows that this upward redistribution was not the result of globalization and the natural workings of the market. Rather it was the result of conscious policies that were designed to put downward pressure on the wages of ordinary workers while protecting and enhancing the incomes of those at the top. Baker explains how rules on trade, patents, copyrights, corporate governance, and macroeconomic policy were rigged to make income flow upward.

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