In 2013 Jacob Kornbluth (Director) and Robert Reich, a former U.S. Labor Secretary under President Bill Clinton, brought us Inequality for All. Available for rental or purchase at Amazon, I highly recommend it.
In that documentary Mr. Reich noted that we were in the biggest economic slump since the Great Depression and he sought to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap.
In their latest collaboration, Saving Capitalism, Mr. Reich steps out of the liberal bubble and goes on a road trip through the heartland of America. The film is described as a journey within a journey – the emotional journey of Mr. Reich traveling through America in the hopes of finding common ground – and the intellectual journey of discovering what American Capitalism is in time to save it.
The time is critical. That’s why Robert Reich hits the road, to discuss the economy with the people (conservatives) who don’t normally hear Mr. Reich talk and are less likely to be receptive to his message. Mr. Reich believes we are as divided politically and economically as at any moment in recent memory. At tipping points like this, the anger can be focused positively – towards constructive reform – or negatively towards demagogues and fear-mongering.
Saving Capitalism comes to Netflix on November 21st.