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Encore: Taming Capitalism Run Wild

From: MOYERS & COMPANY

Economist Richard Wolff talks about battling rampant capitalism and fighting for economic justice. A Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Wolff has written many books on the effects of rampant capitalism, including Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. Read more at MOYERS & COMPANY

Wealth Inequality Video Goes Viral

From: Mashable

The issue of wealth inequality across the US is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic fashion. The viral video on Mashable relies heavily on a 2011 Mother Jones article and information from CNNMoney and ThinkProgress, and challenges the relationship between free market capitalism and community values.

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The Age of Acquiescence:

The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power | By Steve Fraser

The Age of Acquiescence - The Life and Death of American Resistance to Wealth and PowerDo you ever wonder how the economy became so bad for the average American worker and college grad? Is it the government? Maybe, but Steve Fraser, a labor historian, shows that our current economic hardship is traced to the moral behavior of the banks, financial institutions and the elite rich in a second Gilded Age.

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A Call to Action

Women, Religion, Violence, Power | By Jimmy Carter

Calling it the number one challenge in the world today, Jimmy Carter’s new book “A Call To Action,” urges the end of discrimination and abuse against women. Although discrimination is not new, Carter argues the scale is historically unprecedented, from slavery to rape and infanticide to honor killings.

Read More On the Carter Center.