Inequality for All

A couple of movies are joining Netflix before the end of the month.
This story isn't about Republicans and Democrats.
We can call out the policies, attitudes, and language that concentrate wealth and influence, and push back toward a more sustainable balance of moral, social, political and economic power. And seriously, someone needs to talk to that guy in the movie.
Inequality for All goes a long way in bringing viewers up to snuff on the country's dominant issue. Unfortunately, Kornbluth's film lacks the urgency and passion of Charles Ferguson's masterwork Inside Job. Or the work of other great documentarians, such as Alex Gibney and Erroll Morris. You want Inequality to be angrier.
The topic of income inequality is certainly heating up across the country. One reason for this is the movement surrounding former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich's documentary, Inequality for All.
More recently, as the holidays approached, a significant amount of negative press appeared highlighting the plight of employees
If a populist revolt against extreme inequality materializes in the first decades of this century, historians may look back on 2013 as a turning point.
We cannot make modern technology become labor intensive. And we cannot prevent low wage countries from growing and increasing global competition. But the policies that emerge from our own political system can offset the inegalitarian consequences of these developments.
What has become of our center? If history is any guide, business leaders themselves have a critical role to play.
It's October. The heavy hitters are arriving. Clooney and Hanks. Streep and ... well, there is no one like Streep. This week, we have new movies from Tommy Solomon and Opie Cunningham (look them up).
As the film opens, we follow a tiny man we recognize as Robert Reich. "Ok, we're going in my Mini Cooper," he tells us. "As
Just as the news seems bleak, a government shut down translating to national parks closing their gates to tourists, and workers
INEQUALITY FOR ALL is now playing. Check your local listings. Great reviews (91% on "rotten tomatoes"). And given what the radical Republicans are doing to our democracy and our economy, more important than ever.
With the release of the documentary Inequality for All today, the progressive story about what is wrong with the economy is now on the silver screen. For those of us who have been working to articulate what we call a progressive economic narrative, it is a major milestone.
Jacob Kornbluth's illuminating Inequality for All, which focuses on economist and scholar Robert Reich, probably won't reach the audience it needs to. They're too busy watching Fox News - or CNN or MSNBC, for that matter.
On Moyers & Company, Robert Reich talked about his new film Inequality for All. The film explains why America's widening income gap is a threat -- not only to the viability of our workforce -- but also to the foundations of our democracy.
What specifically can we do to fix our economy? Turns out, Reich has a clear plan of action to ensure there is "upward mobility again, in our society and in our economy."
This week marks both the fifth anniversary of the fiscal meltdown that almost tanked the world economy and the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the movement that sparked heightened public awareness of income inequality. Yet the crisis is worse than ever.
You should see this film -- and you should get others to see it. It dramatizes the growing income gap in the United States and the implications for the health of the American economy. It leads to discussion about actions to reverse inequality. And it is also a fun movie.
Inequality is a poison that is destroying livelihoods, stripping families of dignity and splitting communities. We know the antidote: strong democratic voices, strong unions and the right to collective bargaining for fair wages and conditions.