Last Week Tonight looks at student debts in the US, where some for-profit schools spend more on marketing than on their teachers and avoid government restrictions through loopholes and lobbying. Also, TMI about Pres. Lyndon Johnson.
(NSFW: Language) Last Week Tonight looks at the US’ gender-based wage inequality. As if paying someone less for the same work wasn’t bad enough, some politicians are actually saying that the fault somehow lies in women themselves.
(NSFW: Language) In the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting, Last Week Tonight looks at the racial profiling from some of Ferguson’s law enforcement officers and politicians, as well as the unneccesary militarization of U.S. police.
Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver looks at payday loans. The $9B industry is abusing loopholes, lobbying and conflicts of interest to get away with absurdly high interest rates. The show then proposes an alternative to these loan sharks.