In the wake of the financial crisis and the recent rise of the Occupy Movement, the issue of income inequality has gained unprecedented public awareness. Over the last thirty years, the U.S. economy itself doubled. But, these gains went to a very few: the top 1% of earners now take in more than 20% of all income — three times what they did in 1970. Distortions are even more extreme at the very top. The 400 richest Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 150 million combined. Enter our narrator and guide, Robert Reich – best-selling author, professor at Harvard and Berkeley, official in three administrations, including Secretary of Labor under Clinton. Reich is one of the most respected and vocal thinkers on the topic of inequality, having spoken tirelessly on the subject for nearly three decades. His voice serves as the narrative thread of our film, providing a step-by-step explanation of where we are now, how we got here and where we are headed if we don’t act soon.
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