John Oliver Hammers Another Societal Injustice


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Comedian John Oliver and his show Last Weekend Tonight has taken up the cause to highlight injustices in the world today — last week he bashed the “non-profit” NCAA and collegiate sports, this week he is challenging the American municipality system. (In the past I wrote a piece about Oliver’s attack on the FIFA corruption.)

Oliver not only does a great job mixing comedy with real issues, much akin to the soon retiring Jon Stewart, but he makes a point to ensure the audience gets as much of the full picture as possible with longer segments. This most recent segment, on American municipalities, is a fantastic example of a failed system that is hurting good people, mostly low income individuals. Give it a watch — Oliver does a great job of crafting his argument that will be sure to infuriate you for how stupid this system has become.


Media courtesy of: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


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Matthew Deery

Matthew cut his teeth writing movie reviews for He furthered his passion by pursuing degrees at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and graduated in spring 2013. Post graduation he joined the Minnesota Connected team, both writing and editing posts featured on the site. Matthew has a wonderful wife, a spirited dog named Eddy, and an amazing family. He is a proclaimed softball addict.

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