In this episode, Chelsea dissects our cultural misconceptions about billionaires, the origins of success, and the bootstrap mindset that plagues our understanding of what people can realistically achieve with hard work alone.
AOC dress: https://nypost.com/2021/09/18/aocs-tax-the-rich-dress-designer-aurora-james-is-a-tax-deadbeat/
Billionaires’ income: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/05/billionaires-income-calculator-jeff-bezos-elon-musk
Rich people don’t work harder: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-rich-arent-rich-becau_b_4791626
Inherited wealth stats: https://inequality.org/research/selfmade-myth-hallucinating-rich/
The rich & labor exploitation: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/exploitation/#:~:text=By%20far%20the%20most%20influential,they%20produce%20with%20their%20labor
Amazon taxes: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/04/amazon-had-to-pay-federal-income-taxes-for-the-first-time-since-2016.html
Gate Foundation yikes: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/is-the-gates-foundation-out-of-control/
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