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FEATURING MELANIE JOY – One of the most enduring collective questions in contemporary America is how we ended up with a President who thrives on hate, denigration, and bullying. The answer lies of course in the fact that there is a significant proportion of the electorate that identifies with Donald Trump’s moral standards, have catapulted him to power and are determined to keep him there.

Today we turn to a psychologist who explores an idea that she calls “Powerarchy,” a “widespread invisible belief system based on a hierarchy of moral worth” that considers some groups or individuals of having higher moral worth than others. Understanding that belief system can be critical to social transformation.

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Melanie Joy, Harvard educated psychologist and international speaker. She was a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and is the bestselling author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. Her new book is called Powerarchy: Understanding the Psychology of Oppression for Social Transformation.

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