UnfairNation by Ehsan Zaffar
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The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business
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The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business

We‘ve always been able to buy a first-class upgrade on a flight, but what happens when you can buy medical care, admissions to elite universities and high-school sports championships? This episode’s guest talks about the rise of this “Velvet Rope Economy” and what it means for the 99% (those of us making less than several million a year).

His name is Nelson Schwartz and he’s an award-winning economics reporter at the New York Times and author of the recent book, The Velvet Rope Economy.  

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UnfairNation by Ehsan Zaffar
UnfairNation
UnfairNation is a podcast that discusses our nation's rising inequity and social, political and economic inequality. What it means for you and what you can do about it. Every so often we interview one person to understand their lived experience with inequality. The UnfairNation Podcast is recorded at the historic Herald Examiner Building in Los Angeles, in collaboration with The Difference Engine at Arizona State University. Thanks for tuning in!
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