In this timely and entertaining documentary, noted economic policy expert Robert Reich takes on the enormous question of what has been happening to our economy. In the wake of the financial crisis and the recent rise of the Occupy movement, the issue of income inequality has gained unprecedented public awareness. Over the last thirty years, the U.S. economy itself doubled. But these gains went to a very few: the top 1% of earners now take in more than 20% of all income—three times what they did in 1970. While this level of inequality poses a serious risk to all Americans, regardless of income level, much of the rhetoric on this subject has been fueled by anger and resentment from a frustrated middle class who feel their birthright—the American Dream—has been taken away from them. Enter our narrator and guide, Robert Reich—best-selling author, professor at Harvard and Berkeley, official in three administrations, including Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton. His voice serves as the narrative thread of the film, providing a step-by-step explanation of where we are now, how we got here and where we are headed if we don't act soon. Official Web Site

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A discussion with former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Recorded September 27, 2013 at The Landmark in West L.A.
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Jacob Kornbluth


Robert Reich

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