‘Inequality for All’ -&- TASC in Dublin

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‘Inequality for All’ demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. With valuable lessons for all advanced economies, University of California – Berkeley professor Robert Reich, who was Secretary of Labour in the Clinton administration, explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. In this ‘Inconvenient Truth’ for the economy, Reich uses humour and imaginative graphics to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us.

“A really astonishingly good movie that takes some big economic ideas and how these relate to the quality of everyday life as lived by most ordinary people.”
The Observer

“In short, this is a motion picture designed to put people in motion.”
The Washington Post

“Covering a broad swath of liberal economic theory in brisk, simply stated fashion, ‘Inequality for All’ aims to do for income disparity what ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ did for climate change.”
Variety

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11 comments

  1. Enjoyed the film, struck by the irony of film pointing to the dangers of the disparity between 1% and 99% and the protocol afforded the politicians who attended. Question and answer format of following discussion did not sufficiently allow audience members to simply state what they feel is wrong. The Chair seemed dismissive of the notion that Ireland has already reached the second peak of the graph used in the film. No one broached the treachery of the politicians who allowed private debt to be imposed on the general public and mainly the most vulnerable or who have failed to continually speak out against this.

  2. I am amazed at how congruent Dr. Reich’s analysis is with the bible’s. I think that American Christians have a tremendous influence on politics, but many think that God ordained greed, so they continue to vote for trickle-down politicians. But they fear “going without” more than God, and deny the Jesus that said “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:24).” God has sent us what we deserve; “Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes! (Haggai 1:6)” Do a simple search for “rich” or “poor” in the bible of your choosing and you will find mountains of wisdom that affirm what Jesus knows to be true.

  3. Good film and excellent point. I’ve heard of this change for many years, but didn’t have the numbers to show it. We can turn this around pretty much any time enough of us want to change it. It may be a hard political fight, but not even half as hard as the struggles early unions had, or the fight for racial equality, or women’s rights.

  4. Great film and analysis of our current dilemma. Hard to see the way out of the difficulties the middle class faces, at least for the foreseeable future.

  5. Great movie, makes logical sense with facts to back up the words. Its hard to believe the very thing that we (America) made popular (capitalism) is now tearing us down. The movie speaks to the heart of human nature to be greedy, this is why we need government to step in and protect the common man, this was the idea at its inception to create a great country for all not a few. When you have the wealthy saying they should pay more in taxes you know there is a problem. The essential problem with government stepping in now is that we have allowed money into our politics to the point where dollars matter more than votes, lobbyist do not belong in politics period. Lobbying is tantamount to buying votes (legally), it is the duty of ALL Americans to stand up to this atrocity and make a change for the good of everyone and once again become the model for the rest of the economic world. Currently we are being beaten at our own game by other countries because of this greed amongst the few. At its core our country is the great because of its citizens of many.

    1. Actually, there’s an even deeper problem with asking politicians to inact policies against their own financial interests. Another reason the rich are so influencial is because the rich and very well-off vote in greater percentages than poor and less well-off people do. There aren’t as many of them, but their consistent voting patterns combined with the disenfranchised lower classes means that the well-off who vote generally outnumber the less well-off who vote. This means that rich people can be assured that, if they all vote with one voice, they can get their candidate elected. Combined with the financial insentive, this is a powerful combination!

  6. Excellent thought-provoking film. I think Dr. Reich has done a great deal with his life and his teachings, and I would like to know what a middle-class person like myself can now do.

  7. Enjoyed the movie,but was saddened that it did not mention that both depressions were caused by the 1% of the 1% manipulating the market,and money.

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