At the heart of the growing Occupy movement is a frustration that economic elites dominate public policy and don’t contribute their fair share to society.Last month, we sat down with Jeffrey Winters, a political science professor at Northwestern University, to talk about wealth in America and his bo
Last month, Northwestern University professor Jeffrey Winters joined us to discuss his book Oligarchy, an examination of how the super-rich fight to preserve and increase their wealth, particularly here in the United States.
The "Occupy" protests make a big point about income disparity in this country. They also say the very rich have too much influence on public and economic policy. But not a lot of Americans think of our very rich as oligarchs.