The Wealth Hoarders then the Education Destroyers on Peace & Justice – April 7 at 9am
Written by Tom Walker on April 3, 2021
This Wednesday, April 7 at 9am, we’ll talk to Chuck Collins about his new book The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions.
For decades, a secret army of wealth enablers—who are paid millions to hide trillions for the richest 0.01%—has been developing into the shadowy ‘Wealth Defense Industry.’
In The Wealth Hoarders, inequality expert Chuck Collins introduces us to the WDI’s leading players—the bankers, lawyers, accountants, wealth managers, family offices and various species of consultants—and gives a unique insider account of how this industry is creating and entrenching hereditary dynasties of wealth and power. He exposes the inner workings of these “agents of inequality,” showing how they deploy opaque trusts, foundations, anonymous shell companies, and sham transactions to ensure the world’s richest pay next to no tax. He ends by outlining a robust set of policies that democratic nations can implement to shut down the Wealth Defense Industry for good.
This shocking exposé of the insidious machinery of inequality is essential reading for anyone not only wanting to understand this age of plutocratic plunder and stashed cash, but become part of its solution as well.
Then we’ll talk with Carol Lerner, founder and chair of Protect Our Public Schools (POPS) Manasota. We’ll talk about Florida Senate Bill SB 48, which Carol wrote about in the new issue of Critical Times, calling it “the most dangerous piece of legislation in Florida’s 20-year campaign to privatize public education” and “the beginning of the end of public education.”