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Inequality at “Cinnamon-Dangerous Levels”

John Oliver explains inequality. Colorful. Eye-opening.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Wealth Gap (HBO)

No one is arguing for complete, perfect equality. We are not going to live in a world where we pretend all Baldwins are equally talented…. Inequality is a bit like cinnamon. You definitely want a little of it to spice life up a bit. But too much of it can be very dangerous. [Clip of young woman choking on spoonful of dry cinnamon.] And make no mistake. We are at cinnamon-dangerous levels right now.

John Oliver, Last Week Tonight

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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