In this thorough, user-friendly documentary, UC Berkeley professor and columnist Robert Reich, aka the Conscience of Liberal America, restages the highlights of his “Wealth and Poverty” class to explain how and why economic inequality is hurting everyone in the country. Reich’s engaging personality helps the nasty medicine go down more easily, and the graphics are concise and imaginative. The problem, says Reich, is that we are losing equal opportunity in America. One of the very best Outrage Docs, sure to galvanize debate among believers and detractors alike (85 min.).
Director: Jacob Kornbluth
Producer: Jen Chaiken, Sebastian Dungan and Stephen Silberstein