At The Citizen’s inaugural Ideas We Should Steal Festival, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and author Anand Giridharadas electrified the audience with a rousing dissection of our failure to achieve income equality in America. Instead, they noted a system that allows for the very people who broke political and economic systems to peddle fake reforms and changes.
“50 percent of Americans don’t have $500 for an emergency,” said Hughes, who made $450 million in just three years—and acknowledges there’s something wrong with that.
If you missed the discussion, or simply want to hear it again, listen on CitizenCast below.
Or, watch Giridharadas and Hughes talk with MSNBC host Ali Velshi below.
Idea We Should Steal: A $500/month universal income for low-income Americans, as proposed by Hughes.
Read more about Hughes and Giridharadas in The Citizen:Photo by Sabina Louise Pierce