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TCC Video: Former Wall Street Millionaire Takes on Wealth Inequality

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Sam Polk

Sam Polk writes for The New York Times about being a trader on Wall Street who received a bonus of $3.6 million dollars at the age of 30 and still didn’t feel like he had enough money, “I was addicted.” Read it here: For the Love of Money. Watch a video about how he decided to make the world a better place after the jump:

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TCC Films: Inside Job

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Inside Job

We recommend the documentary Inside Job about how changes in economic policy led to the financial crisis. Inside Job won the Oscar for best documentary in 2010.  Read some of Pope Francis‘s remarks about the financial crisis discussed in the film and watch the trailer after the jump:

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The Way to Produce a Person

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working on wall street David Brooks writes in The New York Times about a young man’s decision to work on Wall Street so that he can give lots of money away. Brooks warns against seeing one’s life in utilitarian or consequentialist terms. He writes, “Instead of seeing yourself as one person deeply embedded in a particular community, you may end up coolly looking across humanity as a detached god.” Read it here: The Way to Produce a Person

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