76 minutes | Apr 27th 2021

2575 - The Unbelievable Privilege of the Super-Wealthy & Why It Hurts Society w/ Michael Mechanic

Sam and Emma host Michael Mechanic, senior editor at Mother Jones, to discuss his new book, Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live—and How Their Wealth Harms Us All. Sam, Emma, and Mechanic look at the rarified world of billionaires, how the average American subsidies the wealthiest members of our society, and why Biden's plan to strengthen IRS is the only way to claw back the power held by billionaires. And in the Fun Half: Matt Walsh is surprised people look at him with concern, Rick Santorum tells young conservatives a bedtime story, Gutfeld has a Paw Patrol understanding of cops and firemen, a 27-year-old is running for senate in Maine to unseat Dianne Finestein, Jim Justice is doing more for West Virginians then Joe Manchin, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: Harry’s owns a German factory that’s been honing razor blades for 100 years – they source their steel from Sweden and own the entire manufacturing process, allowing them to keep prices low. New U.S. customers can redeem a Harry’s trial set at Harrys.com/MAJORITYREPORT. You’ll get: A 5-blaze razor -featuring their new, sharper blades, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel with aloe, and a travel cover to protect your blade when you’re on the go. Stitcher Premium: Today’s episode of Majority Report is brought to you by season 2 of the podcast Blowback — exclusively available on Stitcher Premium. To listen now and get a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcher.com/premium and enter the promo code MAJORITY when you select a monthly plan. Hunt a Killer reinvents the way we interact with murder mysteries. Right now, just for our listeners, you can go to huntakiller.com/majority and use promo code MAJORITY at check out for 20% off your first box. Support Austin DSA and their Homes Not Handcuff efforts to stop Prop B in Austin. Support the Mass Nurses Association and the nurses striking at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester. Check out Joshua Kahn Russell's friend, activist and organizer Casey Harrell who is raising money to treat his ALS diagnosis. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattLech @BF1nn
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