Official Trailer for Netflix's Economics Documentary 'Saving Capitalism'
"Something's way off, all over the country…" Netflix has revealed a trailer for the documentary Saving Capitalism, based on Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich's book of the same name. His book attempts to provide a more focused concept of how America save itself, fix its economy, and maintain capitalism as the financial system of the country. "As income and wealth go to the top, more Americans are left behind. Now it’s up to those ordinary Americans to change the rules." This seems like one of those nice economics documentaries, kind of like Freakonomics, that attempts to take the big ideas and present them in a way that's understandable and digestible. I'm honestly not fully supportive of the idea of "saving capitalism", but I do support Netflix docs, so I'm featuring this anyway. It's always good to hear all the different arguments.
Here's the trailer for Sari Gilman & Jacob Kornbluth's documentary Saving Capitalism, from YouTube:
Based on Robert Reich’s 2015 book, the documentary explores the reasons why the economic system that once made America strong is suddenly failing, as well as how it can be fixed. The film is a clear-eyed examination of a political and economic status quo that no longer serves the people, exposing the powerful alliances between Washington and Wall Street, as well as the extreme wealth disparity in our country. Visionary and acute, Saving Capitalism helps build the path toward restoring America’s fundamental promise of opportunity and advancement. Diving deep into the political economic system, this film is not about being democratic or republican, but refocuses the conversation on how we can fix it. Netflix's Saving Capitalism is co-directed by filmmakers Sari Gilman & Jacob Kornbluth (Inequality for All, Love & Taxes). Netflix will debut Saving Capitalism streaming exclusively starting on November 21st this month.
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
I'll check this out. Looks interesting.
Movies Are Fun on Nov 3, 2017
Well, it won't get better until Americans lose their fear of the word socialism. In short, if you can't talk about socialism, be quiet about the capitalism ...
shiboleth on Nov 4, 2017
You and I are on the same page here mate. Australia has been a successful hybrid of socialism and capitalism for many decades and we're thriving as a nation. Not all good, but nothing ever is - but on the whole... I'm looking forward to seeing this doco.
Ross Carroll on Nov 7, 2017
Well, that's what originally socialism always was, some kind of hybridization of everything there's in the society between capital and society itself. Favoring only one side, things don't look ok. I'm in Europe, and some things are also better than US, And as you said, everything can't be always great, but no reason to give up on good things. Best regards to you over there ....
shiboleth on Nov 7, 2017
Pass a law that says no individual can make more than 500 times what a standard living salary is (say $25,000 that gets adjusted for inflation each year). Put all the excess into a Bitcoin based smart contract trust fund that pays for everyone's retirement benefits. Then pass a law that says corporations can't make more than 500 times the combined salaries of their employees, the excess gets split between Bitcoin based smart contract trust funds for public education and non-profit basic research centers. And yes, I didn't really think this through. Just got on a roll.
The Dude on Nov 5, 2017
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