Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What is responsible wealth?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation with the one percent who are publicly supporting the 99%. Several groups comprised of the 1% are calling for more equality and higher taxes. Who are the 1%? Millionaire households now have at least $45.9 trillion in wealth. What are their obligations to the rest of us? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. If you're in the 1% -- how do you see your role in society? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Burke Stansbury is a communications specialist for nonprofit groups, and has been loosely involved with the protests in Washington, D.C. (known as Occupy K St), donating homemade food, tarps and money.

Christian Weller is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs at University of Massachusetts.

Garrett Gruener is the founder of Ask.com and the co-founder and director of the venture capital firm Alta Partners and he is the member of Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength which wants President Obama to raise the taxes paid by the rich -- including themselves.

John Harrington is President of Harrington Investments, which since 1982 has been a leader in socially responsible investing and shareholder advocacy.

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