Saturday, 2 November 2013
Madam Miaow on the Super Rich: Resonance FM Tuesday 5.30pm
MADAM MIAOW'S CULTURE LOUNGE 4/8
News, music and poetry
Presented by Anna Chen
5.30-6.30pm Tuesday 5th November
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THERE IS NO RECESSION AT THE TOP
The Super Rich
Guests: Aditya Chakrabortty and Kate Belgrave. With Charles Shaar Murray.
In this Tuesday's Madam Miaow's Culture Lounge on Resonance FM, Anna Chen turns her attention to the Super Rich, accompanied by Aditya Chakrabortty, Kate Belgrave and Charles Shaar Murray.
Happy days are here again: for some. The economy's bouncing back, profits are up, taxes are down, but we're still sticking it to the have-nots rather than the have-yachts.
Bras that cost a million pounds, rounds of drinks topping a quarter of million, diamond-encrusted everything and the steady insistence on that £20 a week in bedroom tax. Is the relentless hammering of the poor, the elderly, the disabled and immigrants just tiresome old schtick?
The BBC's new series, Britain on the Fiddle, says "don't look here, look over there at the benefit scroungers". Madam Miaow says, hell no, let's take a closer look at where the real money is and exactly what all that saved tax and super-profits can buy you.
Remember — there is no recession at the top.
THE SUPER RICH — 5.30pm TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
Previously … the shows so far ...
Even Labour ... Another reason we need meaningful change. Gordon Brown allowed the Co-op bank to merge with Britannia Building Society and has wrecked it.
Legalised larceny: Aditya Chakrabortty on how the train companies hog the profits while investing little.
Aditya Chakrabortty's Guardian article on how champagne-swilling councils are selling off our housing to developers.
John Kampfner on the history of the super rich.