It’s a nonpartisan “must-watch.” If you missed Bernie Sanders’ national town hall meeting on inequality in America last night, or want to see it again, find the video below:
We live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals while more than 40 million Americans live in poverty. The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time. Tonight, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in partnership with The Guardian, NowThis, The Young Turks and Act.tv, will present a live town hall event on the rise of the oligarchy and the collapse of the American middle class. Sanders will speak with director Michael Moore, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, economist Darrick Hamilton and other guests about the 40-year decline of the middle class and possible solutions to the growing crisis of income and wealth inequality in America.
~ Sen. Bernie Sanders Youtube Channel
Some 1.7 million people tuned in to watch Sen. Bernie Sanders moderate a discussion about wealth inequality and poverty Monday night.
The event was the second town hall the Vermont independent has held at the Capitol this year. At the first event in January, which drew more than 1 million live viewers, Sanders and a panel made the case for a single-payer health care system — a proposal the senator has pitched for decades.
Like the first town hall event, Sanders focused the second panel discussion on one of the other longstanding themes of his political career: economic inequality…
~ Elizabeth Hewitt
Democracy or Bust!