“Guys like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk make more money in a day than most of us could dream of having in a lifetime. At that point, money becomes meaningless.”
For today’s show, Friday host Esty Dinur is joined by Michael Mechanic to talk about wealth inequality, the ultra-rich, and his latest book, Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live—and How Their Wealth Harms Us All.
Michael Mechanic is a longtime senior editor at Mother Jones magazine and author of Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live—and How Their Wealth Harms Us All (Simon & Schuster, 2021). His work has also appeared in The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, Wired, and the late Industry Standard magazine, where he was an editor and senior writer.
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