Nicholas Kristof: Inequality Killed Many Childhood Friends | The Last Word | MSNBC

Pulitzer Prize-Winning journalists and married couple Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn discuss their new book about "Tightrope," which looks at the impact of inequality on Kristof’s hometown in Oregon. Kristof tells Ali Velshi about how one quarter of the children with whom he rode the school bus growing up are now dead. Aired on 01/14/20.
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Nicholas Kristof: Inequality Killed Many Childhood Friends | The Last Word | MSNBC


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    1. Honestly, I know some pretty smart people that are poor. Not quite smart enough to get full ride scholarships to college, so they have to either take the burden of student loans or work crappy jobs and forgo their education. And then I have friends that are balancing work and school, just trying to make ends meet.

      And I also know dumb people with money, cause they got it from their parents and don’t have to be smart and driven to make it in the world and they have the money and connections to get good jobs they wouldn’t otherwise be qualified for or be able to pay for schooling that my poorer friends and acquaintances can’t.

    1. It is. Society can do a LOT of damage. But also families are like little societies the influence us the most. So I get your question. Extreme Inequality is hurtful over time. That’s just my take y’all. 🙏🏾

  2. I grew up as a military dependent and had 18 different addresses my first 18 years of life. I don’t know what happened to any of my childhood friends, although my daughter had a boyfriend who grew up in the military and died of alcohol poisoning just past his 30th birthday. How many are there?

  3. Where was this bleeding heart when crack ruined millions of lives as part of our racist domestic policy to destroy a segment of the U.S. population starting in the late 80’s into the 90’s and beyond. Jeez.

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