How the Supreme Court Drives Income Inequality
Adam Cohen in Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew is joined by Adam Cohen, author of Supreme Inequality, to discuss the dynamic of the Supreme Court that inherently and hypocritically serves the wealthy and further drives income inequality.
From the episode:
Adam Cohen: As I see it, the big tragedy that we’re dealing with America right now is inequality, is levels of income inequality and wealth inequality unlike any we’ve seen since the Great Depression. And people wonder, where does it come from? Why do the billionaires and the plutocrats and people who have a lot of money in the stock market, why are they so rich, and why are other people scraping by on a minimum wage that has not being raised in 15 years? It’s because of the Supreme Court. And that inequality is, to me, the defining aspect of America today.
Adam Cohen, who served as a member of the New York Times editorial board and as a senior writer for Time magazine, is the author of Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck and Nothing to Fear: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he was president of volume 100 of the Harvard Law Review.