Winner of a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival, this incisive documentary explores the ever-widening gap between rich and poor through the insights of former Labor Secretary (and current UC Berkeley professor) Robert Reich. Filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth, inspired by Reich’s book Aftershock, tackles this massive topic by adapting Reich himself into documentary form. Deemed “An Inconvenient Truth for the economy,” Inequality for All dissects issues like wage stagnation, consolidated wealth, manufacturing, and financial instruments, with an uncanny ability to render complex principles digestible. Included in this important film are struggles of regular working people for whom the American dream is increasingly unattainable. With precision and a great deal of charm, the ebullient economics guru demonstrates how income inequality not only destabilizes markets but also ultimately undermines democracy itself. Incisive, accessible, and funny (who knew Reich had such a sense of comic timing?), Inequality for All is a landmark documentary on a defining issue of our time.
Q&A immediately following with special guest, Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley, former U.S. Secretary of Labor. Conversation moderated by Aspen Institute Executive Vice President Elliot Gerson.
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