Nick Hanauer, founder of Civic Ventures and signatory of the Giving Pledge, on income inequality

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Nick Hanauer, founder of Civic Ventures and signatory of the Giving Pledge, on tackling income inequality through philanthropy, policy and politics.


An engaging conversation on income inequality that is full of economic and political arguments on the merits of increasing wages and ensuring income inequality doesn’t lead to widespread social unrest.


Nick is a billionaire philanthropist who recognises the severity of the income inequality problem and philanthropy’s relatively small size in relation to the sums involved.

On this episode you’ll learn how Nick is tackling the issue of income inequality and how philanthropists can genuinely make a difference on this front.


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About Nick Hanauer


Nick Hanauer is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist and the founder of Civic Ventures, a Seattle-based public policy incubator, co-founder and partner in Seattle-based venture capital firm Second Avenue Partners, and the host of the podcast Pitchfork Economics.


Hanauer has founded, co-founded, or funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries. At the same time, Hanauer, a self-described “proud and unapologetic capitalist,” has become a leading critic of modern economic policy.


He is one of the world’s most provocative thinkers about our society’s growing inequality, the dire consequences that increasing inequality creates for our democracies, and how to fix the system.