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Sep 10, 2019

In today’s episode we take a closer look at the billionaire Pohlad family and their company United Properties which currently has exclusive rights to develop 48 acres of publicly owned river front land in North Minneapolis. An Oligarchy is a form of government where a small group of ultra wealthy business people control public life, an oligarch is a member of that clique.

We provide a brief history of how Carl Pohlad accumulated the billions he passed on to his three sons, rundown all the real estate projects United Properties is involved in with the city of Minneapolis and pose these questions; why would the city give exclusive access to public land in North Minneapolis to one of the wealthiest white families in the nation?  Shouldn’t this be an opportunity for someone else to build wealth?  Hope you enjoy today’s episode, please rate and review the show and sign up on Patreon to support the work.


Music from "Tranquility Base" by Kevin MacLeod