Welcome to another awesome edition of Movie Review Monday!
This week's movie is the 2013 documentary, Inequality for All from former US Labor Secretary, Robert Reich.
I've seen Robert Reich on television often, on such programs as The Daily Show and other talking head news shows. I've always found him engaging and have thought what he has had to say is very relevant and quite spot on. This documentary captures his essence well and is worth a watch to get a good snapshot of where the American economy is at currently. Reich is able to explain things clearly and uses some good visuals to make the topic more palatable.
The documentary blends together Reich's classroom lectures, interviews, and clips from his life as Labor Secretary under President Clinton. We see a bit of a day in the life of Reich and learn about his story amidst the rest of the content. It is never too much and they make it all relevant to the topic at hand.
The economy is a complicatedly simple issue. It encompasses billions and trillions of dollars and millions of people but there are simple concepts that are proven to be necessary for an economy to thrive. Reich is able to simplify the complex and quantify everything so that you see both the big picture and the personal side of the plight of income inequality. I recommend this documentary to everyone, because we all have a stake in the American economy, and we should be informed about what has happened and what needs to happen next.
You can watch Inequality for All streaming right now on Netflix!