Robert Reich makes the case for ‘Inequality’

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Inequality for All

Like fellow Clinton administration veteran Al Gore, former secretary of labor Robert Reich has for years been barnstorming the country, preaching an inconvenient truth — that economic disparity is endemic in our country, that it’s getting worse, and that it threatens the survival of our democracy and of capitalism itself.

Not as inventive as Gore’s film, Jacob Kornbluth’s “Inequality for All” presents Reich’s position by patching together lectures from his “Wealth & Poverty” course at the University of California, Berkeley. That, and many, many charts and graphs. Though the film includes hard-luck stories from victims of the latest downturn, it doesn’t quite have the resonance of images of receding glaciers and stranded polar bears.

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