Sheryl WuDunn: Why All Americans Should Care About Inequality | The Last Word | MSNBC

Sheryl WuDunn: Why All Americans Should Care About Inequality | The Last Word | MSNBC 1

 

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Sheryl WuDunn, co-author with her husband Nicholas Kristof of the new book "Tightrope," tells Ali Velshi that the narrative of personal responsibility for systematic inequality is fraught. WuDunn says we should all take social responsibility because inequality prevents the U.S. to compete against other countries. Aired on 01/14/20.
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Sheryl WuDunn: Why All Americans Should Care About Inequality | The Last Word | MSNBC

26 Comments on "Sheryl WuDunn: Why All Americans Should Care About Inequality | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
    But yeah, everything is fine! 🤔

    • generationofswine | January 15, 2020 at 8:42 AM | Reply

      Take a good look at Trump’s family and the absolute filth who hang out with him at Mar-a-Lago. That’s the 1% that all of us have sacrificed our lives for and knock ourselves out to support.

    • generationofswine Well Said and So true. Yet these are the same people that vote against their own interest every time.

  2. Scottish Wifey | January 15, 2020 at 4:04 AM | Reply

    Bernie 2020, if you vote for someone else then you’re voting against your own interests. Bernie has been consistent for decades unlike the flip floppers of today who say what you want to hear (frumpy pumpy) and then either do nothing or the exact opposite.

    • Juan Fernandez | January 15, 2020 at 6:08 AM | Reply

      Andrew Yang is better. But seriously any Democrat will do at this point.

    • @Juan Fernandez Thank you. Those who preferred to watch everything burn in 2016 are just as culpable for all this crap because their nominee didnt win they either refused to vote or voted for Trump.
      Even if Bernie or Warren doesnt win, both are still senators and their agendas and policies can still pass

  3. Superlative CG | January 15, 2020 at 4:06 AM | Reply

    Keep your eyes peeled.

  4. Mark Scott Staggs | January 15, 2020 at 4:29 AM | Reply

    Inequality is a tensor term that has very little meaning without a vector injunction. For example racial inequality, or gender inequality. There are things that by nature must be unequal such as the life of bacteria compared to human life, etc.

    • If the resources exist to lift people out of poverty and improve their health care, then this inequality isn’t dictated by nature.

    • Mark Scott Staggs | January 15, 2020 at 8:35 AM | Reply

      @Brother Mine Yes, just as I enumerated. However, the statement was without qualification.

  5. Elephant In The Room | January 15, 2020 at 6:10 AM | Reply

    *These anchrs make from 6 million to 30 million a year, they are in the top1% of 1%, and they always act like they are not apart of the people who have all the money*

  6. Rick O'Shaughnessy | January 15, 2020 at 7:40 AM | Reply

    it was anybody but Hillary and now the political trash has flushed us all down the toilet

  7. Republicans are pathetic. Dragging this thing out with b.s after b.s, and Dems letting them. Dens are like parents these days- the kid can do no wrong , until the neighbor gets fed up and complains.
    Enough ! No witnesses then they cant cry ” unfair ” . So typical of men like these.. always looking for a way out.

  8. Nobody chose Lies or Addiction
    Greedy Companies and Corporations
    did this to Our American Families and we have to fight back…How???
    Voting and Investing Our Money in Our Communities in Our Families Together
    The kkk murder my grandparents family
    But that did not stop them from working and investing money in the community and families and VOTING is why I’m here Today
    Let’s work to save Our Communities Our Families be the example of my hard working and Generous parents and grandparents
    That in the hardest of times
    They Made It…..
    And so can you

    • generationofswine | January 15, 2020 at 8:59 AM | Reply

      Hard work won’t help you if wages are so low you can barely pay rent. Hard work won’t change the fact that next year your wages will be the same and everything will cost more. We are not lazy; we are being screwed. I hope seeing what kind of person Trump is may bring the realization that the 1% who we are sacrificing our lives for are not better or smarter or more innovative, they inherited money and have bribed our politicians to ensure they don’t have to pay a living wage to workers and don’t have to pay any taxes to contribute anything. The 1% are simply greedy sociopathic monsters.

  9. generationofswine | January 15, 2020 at 8:41 AM | Reply

    In the previous video the author, describing the many deaths of his former school friends said: this is the despair. The Trump voter has given up on trying to find happiness in his own life, and instead Trump offers him a chance to find happiness in ruining the lives of others.

  10. Why didn’t the financial institutions have to pick themselves up by the boot straps, why did the tax payer have to bail them out with social assistance? Republicans say you are responsible for your own circumstances, Right?

  11. I feel bad for them and I hope they get help. But most of these people are the same ones who vote against their own interest, and blame immigrants and minorities for their plight. Corrupted politicians have been using these very effective tools for two centuries: fear mongering, stereotyping and just plain lying to get votes while they screw ALL of us. At this point I consider this a national crisis and everything should be done to save lives and get these people back on track. I may not agree with their political views but they are fellow citizens. But hate and ignorance is also disease.

  12. Vassos Eliades | January 15, 2020 at 11:05 AM | Reply

    The working class will survive because we have to raise our children so they can work and make the rich richer. when is the $15 per hour is it going to take effect?

  13. PeacockPoverty | January 15, 2020 at 11:09 AM | Reply

    It’s about Evangelical Christian White Supremacist Authoritarianism.

  14. “Lift themselves up by their BOOTSTRAPS’…??? …..LIKE tRump did right”””

  15. Kolypsa Disruptive Technology | January 15, 2020 at 8:33 PM | Reply

    Because it will cause instability. Those who dont care about it deserve instability.

  16. Societies thrive on reciprocity.

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