with Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books. His latest is Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer.
About the book:
There 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.
Then we welcome Linnea Nelson, an attorney with ACLU and Jackie Byers, founder of Oakland’s Black Organizing Project to talk about the ACLU’s new report on the negatives effects of police presence in schools.