Inequality for All

Inequality for All

DVD - 2014
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Examines economics professor and Clinton Administration cabinet member Robert Reich's crusade to expose the problem of income inequality in the United States.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA :, Anchor Bay Entertainment,, [2014]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: HC106.84 .I543 2014
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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Nooksack20
Aug 21, 2017

I managed to wade through this propaganda piece promoting a socialist approach to economics (which hasn't worked anywhere in the world) by a former member of several left-leaning liberal administrations, including the Clinton cabinet. For those who embrace this approach, this may be uplifting.

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SmartyJo
Oct 28, 2016

I love Robert Reich. He makes the world a better place by using his intelligence to advocate and fight for those who don't benefit from the current economic rules. He is able to explain complex economic concepts in simple, easier-to-understand terms. Highly recommended for everyone who wants to gain a better understanding of U.S. economics.

K_ROK Jan 17, 2015

StarGladiator and Ravenheart took the words right out of my mouth. I agree with their comments entirely. Free trade is devestating America's (and Canada's) economies respectively. When you outsource work to foreigners and depend on everything being manufactured in China what else can you expect but economic demise. There was a time when things were made in America, or made in Canada but now everything is made in China and that is drastically affecting the 'middle class' in both North American nations and their manufacturing and retail sectors. Why do you think Target bombed here in Canada? Not only because their prices were higher here, but also because you can buy everything they have and more, online, from China with free shipping and no duty. When given the choice the consumer would rather stay at home in their PJ's and shop anytime of day or night as opposed to traveling to a retailer. The Canadian government has been signing free trade deals with the EU and Asia so it will only get worse before it gets better. I do however agree with Reich's opinions on Unions though and it's sad that the American government is more in favor of the private sector flourishing than encouraging and supporting it's Unions.

kevfarley Jan 05, 2015

WoW !!

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slarsen
Dec 13, 2014

I am a non-economist and non-political type retired senior who believes in and follows Robert Reich when I can. He is an excellent speaker and "dumbs" down the information to where everyone can understand it. I think he has already made a difference with his teaching by not only educating but putting just enough humor and some thoughtfulness in his lectures for us to feel hope for the future because we are now involved. Five stars is not enough.

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eastvanbookfan
Aug 11, 2014

I am thinking about buying a copy simply because it does a good job of showcasing some of the issues for people who really have little understanding about economics. They'd be surprised to see a professor anywhere (let alone a former presidental advisor) talk the way he does about wages etc... It really was neat how the film showed one 1%er who fully accepts many of Reich's comments. Paraphrasing "I make pillows and the fact a person is rich doesn't mean that they buy that many more pillows. I need a strong middle class in order to sell more pillows because the rich is just too small a market".

jpozenel Jul 25, 2014

Makes lots of good points. Not a lot of ideas for fixing things though.

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rudyone
Jul 03, 2014

I looked at the figures on taxes over the years before the film came out and it is clear that Reagan is the culprit for the start of both inequality and the deficeit. The inequality is amplified by the power law of mathematics -- money makes money, workers simply maintain. If those with higher income paid their fair share in taxes, without loopholes in the tax law (like stock options, etc.), the middle class would not shrink. But, the supreme court is bought and paid for by the money elite and have essentially prevented that. Beware the rule of the wealthy few.

voisjoe1 May 29, 2014

If non-economists want to watch one film about the devastating effects of income and wealth inequality on Democracy, this is it. The graphics are just outstanding and his bridge curve for the level of inequality shows us that the last two times at the peak points in inequality so much bad stuff occurred for the middle class such as stagnant wages, high unemployment, lack of access to affordable higher education, etc. Reich explains things brilliantly so that even persons with almost no economic background can understand. On the Rotten Tomatoes website, 27 of 28 of the top movie critics rated this movie highly. The one outlying film critic works for right-wing billionaire Rupert Murdock on the New York Post. A poll of New York newspapers, voted the New York Post, as the least-credible major news outlet in New York. This might be another case of non-credible reporting, although there is a smidgen of a possibility that the film critic is trying to be objective.

aaa5756 Apr 15, 2014

PBS has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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aaa5756 Apr 15, 2014

“Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will”. -Nelson Mandela

aaa5756 Apr 15, 2014

“At the end of the day it's all about money”-Kevin O’Leary (MR. WONDERFUL) from the shark tank

aaa5756 Apr 15, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

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