Are Trade Wars Really Class Wars?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Matthew C. Klein is the co-author of the Lionel Gelber Prize-winning book, "Trade Wars are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace." In it the authors argue that conflict between countries is not caused by national rivalries and geopolitical differences, but instead by the massive transfer of income away from ordinary households to rich bankers and owners. And that the rising inequality within countries heightens trade conflicts between them. He talks to Steve Paikin about these ideas.
Episode:
Are Trade Wars Synonymous with Class Wars?
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May 31, 2021
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