Inequality for All
This story isn't about Republicans and Democrats.
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.
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.
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.
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.