Feb. 28, 2021

Why we need to get rid of billionaires w/ Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP and Suse Steed

I have 99 problems and the economic structures that allow billionaires to exist cause 98 of them. In this episode we speak to Suse Steed, who is both a former economist and a comedian (a great venn diagram for a guest on this show) and MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle who went viral after he had the unfortunate experience of dealing with the feigned indignation of Emma Barnett when discussing billionaires. 
In this episode we discuss:

  • Whether you can be a good billionaire
  • Why we seem to be against greed in children or animals but accept it in adults 
  • Just how big a billion actually is 
  • What it takes to become a billionaire 
  • Whether billionaires do more good than bad via investment and philanthropy 
  • And of course, it wouldn't be an episode of Highbrow Drivel without discussing why Elon Musk is such a prick.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle is the MP  for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven. He is incredibly passionate, articulate and progressive and joy to talk to and listen to. You can follow him on Twitter or learn more about him and his views on his website.  

Suse Steed

Is a comedian, writer, performer and former economist. She does a great (and important) job of demystifying the big and confusing ideas of money and finance in a fun and entertaining way. You can follow her on Twitter or learn more about her on her website.