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New York Magazine examines the ways in which the coronavirus is revealing wealth disparities in the city. Aired on 4/27/2020.
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96 Comments on "Coronavirus Exposes New York’s Inequality, Says NY Mag | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Gosh I never knew there was a division created by the wealthy in America. Maybe that’s why the majority has to work more than they get to see their families, until they die.

  2. Joe makes 8 million a year .. wonder what kind of treatment he’s getting ?

    • Jack Robbins | April 27, 2020 at 3:01 PM | Reply

      @Tomek Holland Australia? I just searched up their tax brackets, and if you’re paying 18% tax, that means you’re making 18k-37k per year… so you’re broke. The next tax bracket is 32.5% :)… compare this to the US tax bracket.

      Believe it or not, most able people in the US pay very little for healthcare (insurance is mandated).

      If we’re talking about the quality of healthcare, we should be talking about your chances of survival for Covid-19 (that is, if you get the virus, what are your chances of survival). Unfortunately, there’s not enough information to determine death rate (the number of cases in the US is expected to be MUCH larger than the # of reported cases)

    • Jed Bloch …

      the pretentious media..
      they’re hypocrites…

    • @1986prs if you didn’t watch , they wouldn’t have jobs … like you

    • That only partially suppressed smile should answer your question .

  3. Billionaires are the most expensive pets in the world,..takes an entire population to feed them.

  4. Cristina Lexy Reef Tank | April 27, 2020 at 1:02 PM | Reply

    Coronavirus also exposes New York overpopulation all living too close on top of each other deplorable quality of life not even a decent affordable healthcare😥🙏🙈

    • Living in close quarters is doable. The challenge is the American culture implementing it, which NYC has always been chaotic, is messy. Look at Tokyo. In Japan, they’re taught to respect each other, their space, and the environment, and relatively low crime. Here, Americans don’t respect tish. Our culture is kcuf you pay me. I’ve travelled all my life, and know especially the New England area is not clear cut, and will never be.

    • Getting dangerously close to being as bad as Hong Kong.

    • Cristina Lexy Reef Tank
      This is when the affordable care act that was originally drawn up by President elect Obama should have been passed immediately by the Senate. Unfortunately the Senate did not want Americans To have the same healthcare as they do. President Obama said we don’t have to look into a healthcare, we will just use what the government has. Mitch McConnell refused. So we’ve got what Mitch McConnell wanted people to have.

    • Cristina Lexy Reef Tank | April 27, 2020 at 4:21 PM | Reply

      @roxannwats I remember that,was very sad.Obama truly wanted all Americans to have good affordable healthcare.God bless him🙏.

    • denise lewis | April 27, 2020 at 5:43 PM | Reply

      @roxannwats anything to do with Obama is bad for Republicans and trump can’t stand for that

  5. Marco Molito | April 27, 2020 at 1:12 PM | Reply

    Lol the MSNBC talking heads are Millionaires and people think they care about us poor folks

    • Especially given how much they pushed for Biden. These people are a joke.

    • i cant believe some people are able to watch things on youtube like this for more than 26 seconds

    • marshalllhiepler | April 28, 2020 at 12:21 PM | Reply

      26 seconds!??!?
      I feel like a loser.
      My best time is only 25 seconds.

    • @marshalllhiepler sometimes you cant spend a second more

    • marshalllhiepler | April 28, 2020 at 12:50 PM | Reply

      I agree.
      I usually will watch enough to get the basic concept, or until the nausea sets in, then head down to the comments.
      Generally, when vids start out pathetic; they don’t get any better, no matter how much more of it you watch.

  6. Douglas Hogg | April 27, 2020 at 1:17 PM | Reply

    This is news? Who really believes there’s equality in healthcare, law or anything else in this country between the wealthy and the poor.

    • Pioneer Academy true, I guess you could always save up $200,000 and build your house yourself, then you wouldn’t need the banks involvement. Same with a car, save up the $40,000 then buy it. But people want things now and they’re willing to pay for it later, with interest.

    • @bilbofker our system is designed to not work and for gridlock. That’s why most democracies opt for a parliamentary system.

    • @Aaron Landry I can imagine that conversation. Hey boss, tonight my last night. I just got elected to Congress. I don’t think that’s how it works.

    • Douglas Hogg we’re the most successful society in the history of humankind, we’ve elevated the standard of living all over the world. We feed and heal billions.
      I know it’s fashionable to hate on The Us, but it’s not really realistic to say our system is designed for gridlock. Our system is designed for anyone willing to put in the effort to be able to succeed as much as they want. That’s unique. We need less government not more.

    • Douglas Hogg | April 30, 2020 at 4:25 AM | Reply

      @bilbofker define successful. This just sounds like a jingoistic rant.

  7. Gary Jenovai | April 27, 2020 at 1:17 PM | Reply

    Coming from the fat cats at MSNBC

    • marshalllhiepler | April 27, 2020 at 2:27 PM | Reply

      @Tomek Holland,
      Sounds like you’ve got a platform of your own there.
      Thanks for instructing us on how to properly judge you.

    • trump devotee again. go make a complete thought

    • Gary Jenovai | April 27, 2020 at 4:26 PM | Reply

      No, read it again. I made no comment about Trump. You are speculating that I am a Trump devotee. I said… coming from the fat cats at MSNBC. And since Morning Joe makes $8 mil a year he qualifies.

    • So. Because they earn millions at MSNBC they shouldn’t expose inequality in the systems that are supposed to treat all Americans equally? 😒

    • Gary Jenovai | April 28, 2020 at 9:35 AM | Reply

      @Helen Short Not what I meant. It come across to me as criticism to the rest of us from 3 people on the upper end of the scale and I’m saying this as someone on the other end, on social security. It would have been nice to hear some corrective suggestions.

  8. When Joe, Mika and this lady get their healthcare from a clinic at one of these poor hospitals, then they can report accurately why the “rich” should lose their healthcare.

    • What’s the point of working hard, making good choices and achieving success if you’re just going to be equalized, might as well do the bare minimum to get by.

    • @bilbofker Exactly, but you never ever hear the elites like those talking here hold the ‘poor’ accountable for their own actions. If the rich have a responsibility to care for those less fortunate, then those less fortunate have a responsibility to be as little a burden as possible.

    • Nobody said the rich should lose their healthcare

    • Bruce Schram | April 27, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply


    • i cant believe some people are able to watch things on youtube like this for more than 26 seconds

  9. Tim Gonzales | April 27, 2020 at 1:38 PM | Reply

    Help me understand…? Aren’t the ones that are speaking so much about the “desparity” in income the same ones running the states/counties/cities where it is the worst? 🤷🏻‍♂️ And these news anchors…should they get sick, wouldn’t they be the first to go to the “rich” hospitals….?

  10. WINTER LONGMIRE | April 27, 2020 at 1:45 PM | Reply

    That’s always been history. When they had plagues in the summertime the rich would go to the country…this is as old as time

    • Zeek Banistor | April 27, 2020 at 4:03 PM | Reply

      ​@stryfetc1 Yes, it is okay for it to still be this way. You cannot change human behavior. There will always be those that win and those that lose. It is impossible to equalize all situations. That would mean taking money from those who have earned it and deserve it and giving it to those who have not earned it and do not deserve it. One more point, taxing the wealthy to attempt this would not work as there are not enough of them.. We would need to take money from the middle class and give it to those who absolutely do not deserve it. There is no magical “fix” for this problem as it is mostly dependent on human beings choosing to behave in the right manner and making good choices. AND…that is never going to happen with many of them!

    • I was just watching docs about the 1918 flu and polio and the exact same things happened then (shutting down businesses, staying indoors, overloaded hospitals, no morgue space, even gargling with disinfectants! Lol) and the rich were trying to pay off nurses for first available beds for their sick loved ones. It’s so gross.

    • marshalllhiepler | April 27, 2020 at 5:03 PM | Reply

      You need to hit the reset button.
      I grew up in serious poverty. I was looked down upon, because I was poor, and white.
      We never accepted welfare; my mother didn’t believe in it.
      That was over fifty years ago.
      I didn’t stay there.
      Today, I am happily married, live in a nice home with plenty of property, and we take the Rolls Royce out on weekends to the local park.
      Get this clearly imbedded now.
      You are nothing more than what you aspire to be, and nothing less. You become what you choose to become in life … not what your parents, your neighbors, or your politicians choose for you.
      No one is responsible for inequality, but those individuals on BOTH sides of that division, who chose their place in life.
      Stop trying to do for others, what they choose not to do for themselves. It is a road that leads to exhaustion and despair.

    • @marshalllhiepler you are so wrong, and so right depending on the situation. The reality is that some people waste their opportunities in life while others simply don’t get them.

    • marshalllhiepler | April 27, 2020 at 5:12 PM | Reply

      @ducc ,
      The federal government mandates equal opportunities for every child in America.
      So, we are down to “those who choose not to take advantage of them”.

  11. renegade_ace | April 27, 2020 at 2:02 PM | Reply

    Guess all those rich MSNBC anchors need to start riding the subway to make things more equal then?

    • marshalllhiepler | April 28, 2020 at 8:29 AM | Reply

      @Bernard Powell,
      O.k. Bernard.
      If the personal experiences of others, and the details of their journeys “do not equate to data” in your view, then what do you personally do with all of that information?
      I am seriously asking.
      Do you sweep it under the rug, ignore it … label it as irrelevant, and put it out on the curb with the trash?
      The reason that I am interested, is because what you DO with it, in your own mind, determines whether you will benefit from it or not.
      And, lets say that you regard this non-data as irrelevant to you, and everyone that you know.
      I am very much interested in hearing about “what works for you”.
      What philosophy do you employ, that effectively propels you toward your dreams and goals in life.
      And most importantly … how is that working out for you?

    • marshalllhiepler | April 28, 2020 at 9:18 AM | Reply

      Hello again.
      I am sorry to hear that you are struggling with lack of work, due to the virus issue.
      It is at times like these, that we learn the importance of having an Emergency Fund, to carry us through periods of lack.
      I hope that I am not offending you by saying this. But, an Emergency Fund is a lot like windshield wipers on your car. You know that you need new wipers, but you just never seem to think about them when the weather is nice. Invariably, we wind up getting wet; trying to replace bad wipers in the rain storm.
      The trick is to think smarter, and prepare.
      It is not necessary to come up with a new plan, even.
      Thousands of people have already done what you wish to do also. Just pick an example of someone that has succeeded in the area that concerns you, and learn from their successes and failures.
      This saves you from having to start at “square one” of the learning curve.
      It is called: “Standing on the shoulders of giants.”
      Maybe someone is only 5 feet tall.
      But, perched on the shoulders of a giant, such as Dale Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, or Bill Gates …
      they can be a hundred feet tall.
      You don’t have to like the giant, either.
      You are simply gaining a view from a higher perspective.
      And, they don’t even need to be alive.
      You can stand on the books they’ve written, courses they’ve offered, and videos they’ve recorded.
      Ultimately, it is about the information shared, and your ability to put it to good use in your own life.

    • 怪叫鳝B站 | April 28, 2020 at 10:04 AM | Reply

      @marshalllhiepler wow. that’s a pretty impressive information you sharing here. yeah you’re right. so the trick is to get ready and plan ahead like you said. everybody knows this but barely make it practical like you did. i hope i won’t waste the time you spent on telling me all this. i am so anxious recently and kinda out of navigation. don’t know where to start. hesitating so much. i hope i can overcome this hard time and i appreciate your effort. sincerely thank you.

    • marshalllhiepler | April 28, 2020 at 11:02 AM | Reply

      @怪叫鳝B站 ,
      The best place to start, is always at improving yourself. There is no “better bang for your buck”.
      I’ll tell you one of the most powerful realizations I have come across in my lifetime.
      At the core of every person’s “problem” is a simple lack of self-control. Most people know what their inheirent weaknesses are, but it does them little good, as they cannot muster the will to address those known weaknesses.
      Thus, they postpone self-improvement for “someday”, and proceed as usual today. These days become weeks, and years.
      Rarely, does one lay on their deathbed, with a sense of complete peace. Rather, they are filled with regrets, for things they knew they should have done, but now they have run out of “tomorrows”.
      Learn to love improving yourself, beginning with self-control. Search Youtube for free videos on the topic, especially audio book videos that you can listen to while you do other activities, like driving or walking, ecetera. Inundate your self with this information until you gain the control that you need. Simply start with the first step: Tell yourself: “I will.” and then do it. There is nothing that I can possibly say to you, that is more valuable to you personally, than this.

    • marshalllhiepler | April 28, 2020 at 5:02 PM | Reply

      @Bernard Powell,
      What are your thoughts about this man?

  12. Peterbilt Pilot | April 27, 2020 at 2:03 PM | Reply

    Astroid hits earth, Women and minorites most affected.

  13. Just about the time you didn’t think identity politics could get any dumber.

    • Bad End Happy | April 28, 2020 at 9:49 AM | Reply

      @Le Chat Noir Oh yeah, I’m the simple minded one. If taking in blatantly obvious facts as some grand-revealed truth about the state of the world that everyone already knows since civilization began is someone enlightening to you, I’d say you go check what simple-minded is.

      And somehow you managed to assume that I’m right-ringed and support Amazon reveals how black-and-white you take people’s politics for.

    • Le Chat Noir | April 28, 2020 at 5:21 PM | Reply

      @Bad End Happy liking your own comments? Lmao…k

    • Bad End Happy | April 28, 2020 at 5:32 PM | Reply

      @Le Chat Noir Can your simple mind not fathom that on Youtube someone would agree? Grasping for straws, there bud, no one’s that desperate.

    • Le Chat Noir | April 28, 2020 at 5:40 PM | Reply

      @Bad End Happy still going?

    • Bad End Happy | April 28, 2020 at 6:05 PM | Reply

      @Le Chat Noir you tell me. I can stop when you want me to. 🙂

  14. Water Faucet | April 27, 2020 at 2:35 PM | Reply

    Subways…they do more to spread this virus than almost anything else.

  15. Higher taxes and state sponsored victimhood are really the only answer.

    • Nope, right wing libertarian indoctrination is…

    • ” state sponsored victim-hood” that type of right wing babble is just like ‘Undermensch’ and ‘liebenstraum’ of the Nazis

    • AlwaysABiggerFish | April 27, 2020 at 6:48 PM | Reply

      @woke eye Ah yes, compare authoritarians to libertarians. We got a real genius here.

    • @woke eye Please tell me how it makes someone a nazi to argue for less/no gov intervention. Something tells me you don’t know anything about nazis, and just like to throw the word around thinking it means you win arguments.

    • @Dale Ritter It’s their go-to shtick.

  16. Carlos Lopez | April 27, 2020 at 3:02 PM | Reply

    Coronavirus exposes how stupid and one sided everyone is.

  17. This news report is basically

    “ This just in, poor people can’t afford to buy things.”

    • @Bernard Powell I’m not being dishonest and you will NEVER remove value from things. Even if you removed ‘money’ you cannot remove value and the relativity of value. So, basically your solution is

      “In fantasyland, things would work the way I deem them to”

      Good luck with that.

    • Bernard Powell | April 29, 2020 at 5:51 PM | Reply

      That is such a non answer.

    • @Bernard Powell It is an answer – you simply choose to believe what you believe. You lefties are like religious fanatics – belief is everything. Or are you arguing that there is no such thing as value or that there will ever be a time when people will not barter things of value for other things of value (you can modify it to cows or sheep instead of money if it makes you feel better, but ancient people figured out what you clearly miss in that money is a shorthand representation of value.)

      So, be precise, exactly how do you plan on removing money from politics? And, even better, since the politicians write the laws and will write them in such a way as to benefit themselves, exactly how do you plan on forcing them to remove what’s good for them? Note – if you replace them (peacefully or violently) you’ll simply end up with a different set of politicians who will do what’s best for themselves. Even a person like Bernie is a millionaire with multiple houses. Or, of course, we’re back to authoritarianism wherein everyone is forced to the same things with the same outcomes at gunpoint. Because, of course, THAT type of governance has never been abused throughout history /eyeroll.

    • @Starforge1 I think everyone should pay their fair share of taxes and if you decide to be in a health career that means you need to help everyone as best as you can. I still don’t understand why you think that healthcare should only be given if the patient has enough money to pay for it. Healthcare should be a universal right.

    • ​@Chaos Blade So if someone chooses a health career then they should assume that they can be forced to work for as little as the government wants to pay for as long as they have that career OR they can extort as much as they want from the government because the government can guarantee that everyone has to be covered? You don’t see the inherent problem with that?

      AND once again from the cheap seats – you DO NOT get to decide for everyone else what a ‘right’ is. Our rights (as Americans if you are one) were put into law by the constitution. If you want to add more ‘rights’ then there is a process – and a difficult one – that ensures that the actual citizens of the country (you know, the plebs who determine what laws they want to live under) get a say in.

      You fools won’t even put it up to a vote in places (states like California) where you simply need a majority but think you have the authority to tell everyone that your wishes should preclude theirs and they don’t get a say in it. Why you and not the Baptist next door who thinks nobody should drink alcohol? Drinking causes a ton of preventable deaths every year from drunk driving to health problems later in age. Why should you even be allowed to do it?

      One thing I will agree with you on – everyone SHOULD pay their fair share in taxes. Solution: Flat tax of say 20% for everyone no exceptions and no minimum and no deductions. Of course, you don’t really mean that do you? You just want all those doctors, engineers, scientists and everyone else in the top 5% (you know, those folks who actually studied and / or were smart enough to learn a decent trade in college) to pay a lot more for having done the right thing. Oh, wait, what you really mean is corporations (because you still think that corporations pay taxes and not the customers who buy their products.) Or maybe you only think the super rich – you know, the ones where if you collected EVERY penny they have it still wouldn’t come close to covering the national debt. ‘Fair share’ my hind parts.

      You don’t want a ‘fair share’ you simply want to steal from others under the guise of government because you think you’re entitled to some of their money. That may be a ‘share’ but it’s hardly ‘fair.’ Blah, blah, insert ‘they stole it first’ or some other such justification. Be sure to tell your dentist or doctor that next time they are working on you or a loved one that they don’t deserve their salary and in fact should be working for free because it’s your right to their labor.

  18. I take this as a positive. It’s good that the media is shining light on this issue. Maybe Jay z or other celebrities from New York will donate

  19. Hanz Get ze flammenwefer | April 27, 2020 at 4:39 PM | Reply

    Of corse they had to add “people of color” at the beginning

  20. Omg Ik Ik everything is racist and “rich” people aka anyone in the middle class and above is evil.

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