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Robert Reich at the Aquarius - a must see

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Oct 9, 2013

Inequality For All is described in a superb documentary at the Aquarius. Don't miss this outstanding look at the rise of the superrich and its impact on the middle class in America. A must see for anyone 12 years old and older.

Here is a trailer for the film: Web Link

Comments (8)

Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:56 am

I had been waiting for this movie for months and say it on its first showing in Palo Alto at the Aquarius theater, and then again the next day.

YES! This movie was very good. It's hard to pack the sense of Robert Reich's writings over many years into a roughly 90 minute movie, but the story is mostly fashioned after the points made in his fairly recent book "Aftershock" and the newest "Beyond Outrage". Of particular interest were the comments of the CEO of the Pacific Coast Feather Company about the problem of inequality and why it stalls and undermines the economy ... a former Conservative. There is very little discussion of this movie, or the points it makes in the media, or one blog sites such as this one. It is a shame that more people do not understand some of the finer points about real economics.

I was so disappointed that this movie was not reviewed here, and am glad to see that at least someone else watched it and thought is was as good as I did, and important too. Thanks for mentioning it.


Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 12, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Here is a snippet of Robert Reich on the Bill Maher show discussing his new movie ...

Web Link==


Posted by Alice Schaffer Smith, a resident of Green Acres
on Oct 13, 2013 at 11:30 am

Alice Schaffer Smith is a registered user.

And if you want a living example of this: see this


Web Link


Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 1, 2013 at 12:21 am

I really cannot believe the many people I saw in the theater when I watched this movie, or the many people who claim to be Liberal/Progressives are making no comment on this movie - critical or complimentary. It is a great movie about a very smart and interesting man and his hard work to help people understand certain ideas about the economy and equality and how they relate to each other.


Posted by Alice Schaffer Smith, a resident of Green Acres
on Nov 1, 2013 at 9:02 am

Alice Schaffer Smith is a registered user.

I agree with you. Amazingly, the students from Paly, Gunn and Stanford, Foothill College, etc. didn't make it standing room only.


Posted by Agreed, a resident of University South
on Nov 1, 2013 at 9:03 am

Economists agree: a country is judged by the size and health of its middle class. The US has an unstable and shrinking middle class. Palo Alto is a microcosm of that--just look at all the middle and upper middle class people who are leaving.


Posted by Alice Schaffer Smith, a resident of Green Acres
on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

Alice Schaffer Smith is a registered user.

Mostly forced out by unaffordable rentals or unable to buy homes because people are buying homes for $1.5m and tearing them down to put up huge mcMansions. Sad in my view as you lose the diversity which has created the PA that fostered its reputation in the first place.


Posted by Alice Schaffer Smith, a resident of Green Acres
on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

Alice Schaffer Smith is a registered user.

Mostly forced out by unaffordable rentals or unable to buy homes because people are buying homes for $1.5m and tearing them down to put up huge mcMansions. Sad in my view as you lose the diversity which has created the PA that fostered its reputation in the first place.


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