The Myth of the Good Billionaire

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

A bombshell leak of IRS documents showed just how little billionaires pay in taxes compared to their massive fortunes and gains in wealth. Topping that list is Warren Buffet who has said wealthy people should pay more tax and that "huge dynastic wealth is not desirable for our society." Anand Giridharadas, author of "Winners Take All," discusses the myth of good billionaires such as Buffet and why a massive wealth tax might be needed to "end the second gilded age."
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Jun 22, 2021
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