Moyers & Company: Taming Capitalism Run Wild (Enhanced DVD)
Since the economic meltdown that hit the country in 2007, the calls for closing the gap between rich and poor have increased. Yet, to some observers, the measures to eradicate poverty and financial inequality have not been serious. Bill Moyers interviews two such thinkers in this episode of his show.
The first part of the broadcast sees prominent economist Richard Wolff entertaining questions from Moyers. Wolff is an Emeritus Economics Professor at the University of Massachusetts. His books include Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. The economist believes that inequality is a systemic problem. Society is set up in a way that only a few have access to the best resources. The professor offers some ideas on how to break the cycle of poverty.
In the second interview, Moyers welcomes activist and author Saru Jayaraman. She works with restaurant workers in their fight to guarantee a fair, living wage for all. Jayaraman is the co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a group dedicated to protecting the rights of food industry employees. Her book, Behind the Kitchen Door, is an inside look into restaurant worklife. The activist provides an eye-opening perspective on the difficult lives of those who prepare and serve America´s food.
Moyers & Company: Taming Capitalism Run Wild Enhanced DVD