Hey Almanac readers! We hope you enjoyed the special edition of our beloved column this week. The Almanac editors would like to opportunity to share some really exciting news: this section now has a podcast! (not at all related to our article published from a few weeks back about another mediocre white guy starting one) We’d love if you’d take a minute to sit back and enjoy 4 of UW-Madisons dullest students talk about random shit.
Here's an excerpt from this weeks discussion on income inequality:
Ben: Speaking of wealth inequality and wealth redistribution, I saw this clip online somewhere and it was about a former, I believe he was the governor of Minnesota slash professional wrestler Jesse Ventura.
Nick: He rocks.
Ben: He was putting the idea forward, I think the quote was him going ‘oh, everybody’s always talking about a minimum wage, a minimum wage, a minimum wage.’ ‘But I say we put in a maximum wage, where if you can’t live off of $12 million a year,’ quote him, ‘maybe we should bring back capital punishment.’
Nick: I 100% agree with all of that, and I think 12 million might be a little bit too high of a figure, if we’re being honest, too. But no, that was beautifully said by Jesse.
To hear the full podcast, just go to https://open.spotify.com/show/3CS8f9ROevAzmkMmUmpEWj. Soda Talk is hosted by Almanac Co-Editors Nick/Gillian Rawling, along with Ben Everson and Jake Anderson. Follow the podcast on Twitter @SodaTalkPod.