The infamous one percent of all Americans own 35% percent of the nation's wealth. Meanwhile CEO's are paid more than 300 times what an average American worker makes. The wealth gap is growing. A new study finds that what we all thought is true, most likely is: wealthier Americans wield more political influence. Also, Russia responds to ongoing clashes between Ukraine and pro-Russia militia. On today's Talking Point, vaping gets a rule book as the FDA begins drafting regulations for the fledgling e-cigarette industry. Barbara Bogaev guest hosts.
Is America an Oligarchy?
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Clashes between Ukraine and Pro-Russia Militia, Russia Responds
Clashes between Ukrainian security forces and pro-Russian activists are spreading today. There are reports of deaths at three different checkpoints in Slovyansk in the...
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America: Democracy or Oligarchy?
The evidence is overwhelming. The wealth gap in America is growing. A new study claims that the wealthiest 10% of Americans influence public policy in this country more...