Analyst: Trump’s Solar Tariffs 'Will Slow Down' Clean Energy In Illinois And Oxfam: In 2017, 82 Percent Of World's Wealth Went To Richest 1 Percent
On today's show:
- We discuss the latest attack on the economics of renewable energy with Lisa Albrecht, a renewable energy specialist for Solar Service, Inc., a local solar panel installer, and John Rogers, a senior energy analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists.
- We talk with Paul O’Brien, Oxfam America’s vice president for Policy and Campaigns, about the numbers and trends detailed in a report that claims around 82 percent of the world’s generated wealth went to the richest 1 percent of the global population in 2017.
- Jeffrey Winters, director of Northwestern University's Equality Development and Globalization Studies Program, talks about how government, the private sector, and other institutions cooperate, directly or indirectly, to benefit the rich rather than level the playing field.