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445: Wendell Potter, "Nation on the Take" Author

445: Wendell Potter, "Nation on the Take" Author

Sometimes in life a little voice inside tells you, “You need to quit your job immediately, effective now and take on a brand new path.” Today's guest, Wendell Potter, is someone who lived that. Wendell started as an insider in the insurance world. He worked for a big insurance company and had a moral dilemma about it. He believed that he was very much a part of the systemic problem that the healthcare world faces. He made a personal commitment to change his life and to change the status quo. Since then, he’s gone on to be a consumer advocate, a journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Now his latest book is called, Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It. In that book, he talks about how America has become coin operated. It’s a very timely book given the election, between the combination of wealth and politics. This is creating a corrupt system and we’re not dealing with the most pressing problems. How can we actually move the nee

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