Early screenings and the festival circuit have yielded exceptional reviews for the new film, Requiem for the American Dream – Noam Chomsky and the Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power, which opens nationwide on Friday January 29, 2016. Find much more information at the filmmakers website.
via the Institute for Policy Studies: Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us Wealthiest 20 people own more wealth than half the American population December 1, 2015 By Chuck Collins and Josh Hoxie This report exposes the extreme wealth concentrated within the fortunes of the 400 wealthiest Americans and compares this…
From the World Bank Live website:
“How has America become the most unequal advanced country in the world, and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Stiglitz, argues that inequality is a choice—the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities. From Reagan-era policies to the Great Recession, Stiglitz delves into the irresponsible policies—deregulation, tax cuts, and tax breaks for the 1 percent—that are turning the American dream into an ever more unachievable myth.
Drawing lessons from Scandinavia, Singapore, and Japan, he urges to embrace real solutions: increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy; offering more help to the children of the poor; investing in education, science, and infrastructure; helping out homeowners instead of banks; and, most importantly, doing more to restore the economy to full employment. His is a call to confront America’s economic inequality as the political and moral issue that it is. If we reinvest in people and pursue the other policies that he describes, America can live up to the shared dream of a more prosperous, more equal society.”