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Larry Loophole and the War on Greed

Tonight at 8pm EST on GRITtv we go beyond the numbers and look at why wealth matters. The gap is growing but why and how can we fight back? The War On Greed takes a stab at closing the buyout industry’s tax loophole, which has earned the likes of Henry Kravis millions of dollars. Is it the American way or is there another way? Find out why American capitalism is out of control and if there’s a way to redistribute wealth in the 21st century.

In the meantime, here’s a primer on why the rich get richer, from Larry Loophole, Brave New Films, and The War On Greed.

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.