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Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010, 12:31 pm

Moore Lappé on Why Wealth Concentration is Bad for Human Nature (Video)

BY Jeremy Gantz

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Frances Moore Lappé—author of the classic Diet for a Small Planet and other books that explore the roots of and solutions to hunger—appeared on GRITtv yesterday, and offered a minute-long observation about the inherent dangers of concentrated wealth (aka power). It's worth watching:

Her opening reference is to Barack Obama.

Jeremy Gantz is a contributing editor at the magazine. He is the editor of The Age of Inequality: Corporate America's War on Working People (2017, Verso), and was the Web/Associate Editor of In These Times from 2008 to 2012. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he worked as a reporter for The Cambodia Daily in 2007. After graduating from Carleton College in 2004, he lived in Sri Lanka on a Fulbright scholarship, studying the intersection of ethnic politics and public education. His articles have also appeared in Chicago-area newspapers, Alternet and the Onion’s A.V. Club.

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