FILM: “Inequality for All”

October 16th, 2013, 10:00 am by Greg

Film review by Pete Mason

“Inequality for All,” a powerful film examining the decline of the American economy is a wake-up call of a documentary for everyone and should be required viewing in the vein of “An Inconvienent Truth.” Subtitled “A Passionate Argument on Behalf of the Middle Class,” this film by Jacob Kornbluth is one of the most important, clearly laid out documentaries in terms of relevance to the average person and specificity of information, centered around former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, under President Clinton from 1993-1997.

The film at times feels like Reich is running for a political office, only because much of it is his take on where we are. But he is an economist and not a politician and sees what the common man may not, then provides a graph to back up his argument and executes his point fully. To not respect Reich is to not understand the complexity of economics, or at least, that economics are complex in nature.

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