'I was taught that money is not something you talk about, because once people know you have it, you’ll get taken advantage of.' Like many young members of the 1%, Michelle inherited immense wealth at an early age. In a separate but parallel tale, so did Abe. For many years, they didn't talk about their wealth or know what to do with it, and ultimately denied its existence. Being involved in cross-class relationships only thickened the plot. Then Michelle and Abe discovered Resource Generation, an organization mobilizing young people with wealth around redistribution.
How is learning to talk about wealth essential to doing something with it? How do we navigate wealth disparity within the context of cross-class relationships? And how might that be a microcosm for alleviating wealth disparity in our country? Tune in for a rich, two-story episode.
CORRECTION: This episode refers to Abe's trust, but he doesn't actually have a trust.
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Musicians + Tracks:
- Chris Peck: Matope
- Brak Oczu: Zmiennosc, Pozytywizm
- David Sestay: Ladybird's Theme
- Tannhauser: Rock Off, Ötzi
- Rob Voigt: Outro