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In "Davos Man," Peter Goodman exposes how billionaires fuel inequality and undermine democracy

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On this edition of Your Call, we welcome back New York Times global economics correspondent Peter Goodman to continue our conversation about his new book, Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World. Goodman writes about some of the world's most prominent billionaires, documents the plight of their victims, and describes how ordinary citizens can fight back.

He says billionaires will exploit any situation, including the pandemic, for their own benefit, all while portraying themselves as concerned global citizens. What will it take to reclaim power from the people who manipulate political and economic systems to funnel more wealth and power to themselves?

Guest:

Peter Goodman, global economics correspondent for The New York Times and author of Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World

Web Resources:

Oxfam International: Ten richest men double their fortunes in pandemic while incomes of 99 percent of humanity fall

The Nation: The Pandemic Made the Rich $1.7 Trillion Richer

Marketplace: Why is it so difficult for the U.S. to implement a wealth tax?

Fortune: 100 millionaires and billionaires signed a letter to pay more taxes—and fear violence if they don’t

Bloomberg: Billionaire Tax Proposal Sets Ultra-Rich on the Hunt for Ways to Avoid It

Patch: New CA Bill Taxes 'Extreme Wealth,' May Raise $22 Billion A Year

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.