Posts Tagged ‘economics’

Tim Wise on CNN’s Reliable Sources, 5/29/16: Donald Trump, White Resentment and Election 2016

My appearance today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, alongside W. Kamau Bell, discussing Donald Trump, racial scapegoating and the centrality of white anxiety and resentment in the 2016 campaign…

Tim Wise on America’s Culture of Cruelty – Interview on KGNU, Boulder – 2016

My interview on KGNU Boulder, concerning my new book, Under the Affluence, the nation’s culture of cruelty, and the relationship between economic and racial inequality  in the U.S.

Tim Wise Discusses His New Book, “Under the Affluence,” on the Tavis Smiley Show (PBS), 10/15/15

My appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show, October 15, 2015 to discuss my new book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America

Tim Wise Discusses His New Book, “Under the Affluence,” on the Laura Flanders Show, 10/13/15

My discussion with Laura Flanders about racism, the class system and my new book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America, which aired on October 13, 2015.

How Racism Explains America’s Class Divide and Culture of Economic Cruelty (An Excerpt from Under the Affluence)

The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Jeopardizing the Future of America (San Francisco: City Lights, 2015). _____ That the United States has long had a less complete system of social safety nets than most other industrialized nations is by now well established. [...]

Of Gods and Monsters: Valorizing the Rich in a Culture of Cruelty

The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Jeopardizing the Future of America (San Francisco: City Lights, 2015) This section explores the way that many (especially on the right) valorize the wealthy and insist that unlike the poor — the so-called “takers” in society — [...]

The Poor Have It Easy? Wealth, Inheritance and Right-Wing Statistical Fraud

Perhaps you think you’ve heard everything. Perhaps you’re one of those folks who feels that comparing criticisms of growing wealth inequality to Nazi propaganda is so obviously absurd that nothing can top it. Perhaps you’ve found yourself thinking, “Wow, ya know, 85 people owning as much wealth as the bottom 3.5 billion people on the [...]

Health Care, Government Shutdown and the Evil of Conservatism

I really can’t figure out what is so hard about this. For Republicans to shut down the government — to cause real pain to hundreds of thousands of families whose members work for various government agencies, and who will now be furloughed, as if they don’t matter, because, ya know, they aren’t hedge fund managers [...]

Announcing My Forthcoming Book: Culture of Cruelty (Due Fall, 2013)

Announcing my forthcoming book from City Lights. Working on it now, and should have it out sometime in Fall… BOOK DESCRIPTION: Tim Wise is one of the country’s most prolific public intellectuals. His critically acclaimed books, high-profile media interviews and year-round speaking schedule have established him as a leading voice for racial equity. In Culture [...]