On Walmart and Wealth Inequality: George Packer Talks to Stephen Colbert
We have an economy that doesn't work very well because people who work at Walmart can barely afford to shop at Walmart...The six surviving Walmart heirs have more wealth than the bottom 42% of Americans. Now that is such a gap of inequality that the economy no longer works and people are cynical and think the game is rigged.
The interview is embedded above (try the link here, if the above video doesn't play for you).
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