The Politics of the Rich & Poor
Program #PIVF002. Recorded in Eugene, OR on February 29, 2000.
The political system is largely the captive of special interests and lobbyists who dole out bushels of money. In the old days it used to be called influence peddling. Today it is simply politics as usual. In the din of ringing cash registers the voices of ordinary people cannot be heard. Voters don't vote and democracy atrophies. Among industrialized countries the U.S. has the sharpest levels of income and wealth inequality. Are the times ripe for change?
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