Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Let's look at the super-rich for a change: Resonance FM 5th November

Have you noticed how the media's gone all quiet about the excesses of the rich? A few mentions of Gilded Age profligacy but none of the relentless day-in-day-out yammering on about what a drain on resources they are in the same way as they do with the rest of us.

For once, let's not "look over there" at the poor, the elderly, and the disbled as the cause of the recession the way the Tory-led government and their media keep insisting.

On Tuesday 5th November (heh!) Madam Miaow's Culture Lounge looks at the superrich and asks: what are they for? What state benefits are they getting and what's happening with their taxes?

With Aditya Chakrabortty and Charles Shaar Murray. [Edit: plus journalist Kate Belgrave.]

Madam Miaow's Culture Lounge
The Super-rich
Resonance FM
5.30-6.30pm, Tuesday 5th November 2013
Available to listen afterwards online.

Above: Tax the Rich: an animated fairy tale narrated by Ed Asner, produced by the California Teachers Association and recommeded by the Ripped Off Britons blog.

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