I watched this documentary the other day and it has some very startling comparisons with data.
It amazes me that nobody has watched this informative film.
Too lazy. I very much prefer my information in written form where I can skip back and look at something quickly. Reaffirm data from another source by flipping between screens and quotes the same. It also takes a quarter the time to get a much better grasp on the information, without having to deal with all the body language and verbal, emotional, facial spin that speakers so like to use.
I stumbled on Robert Reich today in pursuit of something else. I remembered seeing this thread so I thought it only fair to return and comment.
On one point I want to complain that you have added yet one more time-sucker to my already crowded agenda.
But a more important point, and directly related to the first point, is that I am posting this after watching 3 hours of Reich videos.
A very interesting man that I am sorry to admit I had never heard of before. Thanks for expanding my interests.
As for his concepts - so far I am finding more agreement and understanding than disagreement. He did lose me on one of his talks in which he supported cap and trade, but otherwise he seems a very sincere and knowledgeable speaker.
I think his points on the "inequality gap," (that it exists is hard to deny), pose some valid questions that are not being considered by many people in discussions about it.
I found what he spoke of to make sense. His timed graphs show interesting phases of the economy through the last 80 years. I still take pause at his solutions as for one thing to get his proposals through Congress would be near impossible as it directly affects their ability to get a piece of the pie. Even though Eisenhower balanced the budget as it soared, a 90% tax rate is hard to swallow for the 1% nor should it be entirely put at their doorstep. If any of us were given the opportunity and had the capital I dare say many would not pursue the same tact.
I plan to access and view the film in a few days. Robert Reich is certainly a kindred spirit.
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