What is a good society, and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of our nation’s economic health?
Inequality For All is an intimate portrait of a man, Robert Reich—professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member—who’s overcome a great deal of personal adversity and whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. More specifically the disappearing middle-class.
The film, which won a Special Jury Award at this year’s Sundance film Festival and is being called the Inconvenient Truth for the US economy, uses humor and a “wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us.”
In a recent AARP interview, Reich asserts that there is a growing need for a new social movement which addresses the issues of inequality. He said”
In the last 150 years, every time we got to a point of inequality close to what we have now, reformers stepped in to save capitalism from its own excesses. Today we’re so wrapped up in divisive politics that we may lose sight of the big issue that should unite us all — making sure our economy is working for everybody, not just a few.
Check it out in theaters September, 27, and if you are inclined, please share the trailer.