Best of the Left Podcast : (2014/03/23) The affliction of wealth on people and society (Economics)

Put a description of your podcast here.

The Podcasts

Edition #811

The affliction of wealth on people and society


Today we look at some of the reasons why rich people have a tendency to be some of the worst people on the planet and how their actions make things worse for everyone, including themselves.


Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: The persecuted rich - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-30-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Perfect balance - PEEZZE

Ch. 4: Act 2: Why Do Crazy Rich People Keep Talking About Nazism? - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-20-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Friends and neighbors - Sammy Kaye

Ch. 6: Act 3: Former Wolf Of Wall Street Comes Clean In Op-Ed - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-03-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Philosophy - Ben Folds

Ch. 8: Act 4: Affluenza vs Impoverbetes - Disorderly Conduct (@Dis_Con) - Air Date 12-16-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: My wealth comes to me - Ben Sollee

Ch. 10: Act 5: They're Bigger Assholes Than You Ever Thought | Wall Street Secret Society Infiltrated - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-19-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: The game is rigged - The Great Malarkey

Ch. 12: Act 6: Citizen’s United Take Two via @CommonCause - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 14: Act 7: Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? - TEDx - Air Date: 12-2013



Ch. 15: Coverage of Ukraine dropped the ball - Issac from DC

Ch. 16: Thoughts on Joss Whedon's speech - Rosa from Denver, CO

Ch. 17: The cold war then and now - Maureen from Mass


Leave a message at 202-999-3991


Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 18: Final comments on my bad mood leading to today's fuck-the-rick episode


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



Take Action on McCutcheon v FEC from Common Cause


Sources/further reading:

McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission from SCOTUS Blog

"Scalia’s looming fiasco: Obscure new SCOTUS case may be worse than Citizens United" by Josh Eidelson

"Six Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Term” by Jessica Mason Pieklo

"How Much Did Sheldon Adelson Really Spend on Campaign 2012?” from ProPublica

”Who Is Foster Friess? Seven Facts You Need to Know” from


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


Thanks for listening!

Visit us at

Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores!

Follow at

Like at

Contact me directly at

Review the show on iTunes!

Direct download: 811_The_affliction_of_wealth_on_people_and_society_Economics.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST