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Review: Inequality for All, Robert Reich's Analysis of Wealth Disparity

A sexy new documentary about income inequality—really
Review: Inequality for All, Robert Reich's Analysis of Wealth Disparity
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Inequality for All
72 Productions, opening on Sept. 27 in select theaters

Inequality for All isn’t boring. Which is surprising, considering it’s a 90-minute documentary about the declining wage-earning capability of the American middle class, as explained through a series of lectures by Robert Reich, a former labor secretary under President Bill Clinton. It includes charts and graphs and at least one scene in which an economist points at a computer screen and talks about IRS tax data. But as a narrator, Reich is engaging and endearing—he continually makes corny, self-deprecating jokes about his height (he’s 4-foot-11)—and presents complex economic information in a way that neither confuses nor condescends.