Is it possible that there is any disagreement about the following observation: that the rich are getting richer and everybody else struggles for dwindling portions of the money pie?
Regardless what your political inclinations are, the documentary film “Inequality for All” lays out a framework of awareness for anyone who feels less financially secure than people did in the 1990s. This film connects with anyone who feels that the political forces dominating their lives address their interests less and less.
Although being a Republican or Democrat, or whatever, should be irrelevant, it’s appropriate to state that the professor throughout this informative flick is Robert Reich. He’s a more digestible advocate than Al Gore, but former Secretary of Labor Reich was, after all, a member of Bill Clinton’s cabinet.
Mentioning Reich in the same sentence as Al Gore is rather unfair to Reich, since Reich is talking about something that more people want to hear about. People are chomping on economic wellbeing every day. Climate change is still a tough chew for most people (although it is turning up in our food more and more). Reich is talking about democracy being baked out of America’s democratic republic.
Reich is a likable academic. If you see “Inequality for All,” you may think, “I wish I had more teachers like him.” In the same vein, it must be said that the film plays more like an engaging couple hours at school rather than a rousing movie story.
This film champions the middle class. It isn’t just that Reich seeks to protect little guys from the big bullies. Reich wants everyone to understand that a vibrant, growing, sustainable America must have a robust middle class. He wants everyone to understand how one percent of America – more like one percent of that one percent – is cooking the books against a robust middle class.
Don’t assign this film to a simplified buzz. Check out a subject that touches everybody every day.