Chalkboard Lesson: How the Rich Get Richer and the Little Guy Gets Soaked

Income inequality is a topic usually employed by the left to pass further entitlements - often times just to secure more votes. But there is a real bubble about to burst that will have the rich getting richer and soak the average investor in the stock market.

Monday on The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn took to the chalkboard to break down how the system has historically worked compared to how it's running now - and the results aren't pretty.

"In the old way, let's take Ford. Ford started a company with Henry Ford. And let's -- I'm making this number up -- let's say he started with a million dollars of his own money, and he invested in that company. And he started with a million dollars that he didn't want to lose. And he started making cars," Glenn said.

"But he could only make a limited number of cars because he only had his million dollars. But he was making the cars that he wanted. So he thought, 'Okay, we can make a lot more money and a lot more cars if I get some investors.' The way you get investors is, you go to the stock market."

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The market would value your stock based on its EBIDTA --- earnings before interest, depreciation, taxes and amortization. As that number went up, the value of your stock went up and the more you could invest into your company to expand facilities and production.

The historical model could, theoretically, sustain itself --- and it has. But the new model might as well have been designed by Bernie Madoff.

"Let me show you how dangerous this bubble is and the entire world will now start to make sense to you," Glenn said. "Here's the new way. Here's the evil corporation, and it's run by the CEOs and the boards. And the CEOs and the boards -- unlike Henry Ford -- they don't have any money in this. They're hired guns. They have nothing in this company."

These hired guns are paid in cash and stocks, with their only intention being to raise the price of the stock by any means necessary.

Here's where things get hairy.

"Now, they already have stocks. They already have investors --- you. They're already traded. And let's say they make tablets. And it's good tablets. And everything is great. But their EBIDTA, their earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization is going down. What does it do to their stock price?" Glenn said.

"It drives it down. Who cares? You and the board and CEOs, right? CEOs really care because they've got a lot in stocks. So things are falling apart because the economy is bad, maybe jobs are being driven overseas, they can't make things as cheaply . . . whatever the reason is . . . mainly the economy is bad. Their earnings are going down."

When this happens, the stock price should be going down, but the hired guns are taking advantage of cheap loans from the federal reserve to buy up stock. This artificially inflates stock prices allowing these guys to sell off their own stock and cash in before the collapse comes, before the bubble bursts.

"You want to know how the rich get richer? Unlike you, these guys are watching the global economy. What's happening? Our economy is not doing well. Who are the people that are watching that economy and know before you do?" Glenn said.

"The corporations. Because it's their job to know. When the corporations understand, 'Holy crap, this thing is -- this bubble is about to burst, this thing is -- the wheels are coming off of the economy, the global economy,' what is the first thing these guys are going to do with their stocks? They're going to sell it. They'll walk away with money."

So if they are the ones walking away with all the money, what happens to the average investor?

"Everyone else who is in mutual bonds or stocks or anything else, you'll be wiped out. But these guys will be very, very wealthy. And that is exactly what's happening. That is what's happening," Glenn said.

This is one place where Donald Trump is dead wrong. He's used to the old system and believes we can just print more money to dig ourselves out of the hole without defaulting.

"And this is the system that Donald Trump is used to. You game the system," Glenn said. "He always says, 'I came out great.' That's what's happening. The upper level is going to come out fantastic. The rich will get richer. And you will be left with nothing."

It wouldn't be a proper chalkboard lesson without a little parting wisdom from classic literature.

"To quote Rudyard Kipling, 'We had plenty of money, but nothing our money could buy.' Why? Because in the end, the federal government doesn't go broke. It doesn't go bankrupt. It prints money."

If this all plays out the way it's headed, Bernie Sanders' pipe dream of a $15 an hour minimum wage will be less than peanuts in the new economy. Do you "feel the Bern" now?

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A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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