In the latest episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, we're examining enormous income and quality of life disparities in some of the most liberal, Democratic spots on the U.S. map—major cities. Urbanist and author Richard Florida explains the reasons why large urban areas contain such extremes—the richest and the poorest people often dwelling within blocks of one another. Ian first breaks down the historic trends that at one point pushed the "haves" to the suburbs and the "have nots" into inner city neighborhoods, and how that has reversed over time. Later in the program, GZERO visits the South Bronx, per capita the poorest congressional district in America, and checks in with a nonprofit group making a difference there for people in need. Room to Grow serves families with children ages 0-3, providing them resources and counseling to increase their chances of success. Finally, in Puppet Regime, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has some of his own ideas about urban development.
David Wallace-Wells is a national fellow at the New America foundation and a columnist and deputy editor at New York magazine. He lives in New York City. David writes about climate change, his most recent work, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, examines the consequences of global warming.
Shamma Al Mazrui
Shamma Al Mazrui is the Minister of State for Youth Affairs for the United Arab Emirates. She has previously worked as a public policy analyst with the UAE Mission to the United Nations. She has also worked as a Ministry Policy Analyst with the Prime Minister’s Office and participated in the Youth Lab Innovation Think Tank.
Senator Marco Rubio from Florida serves on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Ian sits down with Senator Rubio in his Washington D.C office to discuss the external threats faced by America.
Meet The Host
Ian Bremmer is President and Founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media. He hosts the weekly digital and broadcast show, GZERO World, where he explains the key global stories of the moment, sits down for an in-depth conversation with the newsmakers and thought leaders shaping our world, and takes your questions.