The movie exposing the lie at the heart of US capitalism
Posted by celticman on Fri, 08 Feb 2013
I don't usually review films I've not seen. I don't make the rules.
'Reich calls "the hugh lie". That the free market is good. And government is bad. Government makes the rules...it decides who benefits from those rules and who is harmed. And increasingly that boils down to the rich and poor.
This is inequality imposed from the top.
42% of those born in poverty in the US will stay there. In Denmark it's 24%...Great Britain 30%...The problem is that by every index you can measure, inequality is worsening in Britain.
In December  the Office for National Statistics found that the richest 10% of people in Britain own 40% of the national wealth. In London and the south-east, one in eight households has almost £1m of assets. The bottom half of the country has almost no net property wealth and only £4000 in pension savings. For them, there is just rising prices and the ever diminishing possibility of things ever being different from them or their children.
"Where America leads sadly the rest of the world follows."
Half of the US's total assets are now owned by just 400 people.'
Inequality for all that's what we call democracy.