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.
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.
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.