also recommended by netflix. this one is a pretty succinct documentary summing up a lot of the stuff you’ve probably seen, heard, and read before about income inequality in this country.
part of the problem with the 99% mantra is that it’s really about the 99.9%. some people belong to the 1% and make $300k or $1 mil a year and feel maligned by the 99% talk because they are being punished for what they probably worked hard for. in reality, the problem is with the .1% who are really running things. this documentary rightly points out that the 400 richest individuals in the country have as much wealth as the bottom half of the country. 400 people own as much as 150 million people. this has been pointed out by michael moore and others and one of the fact checking sites i looked it up on a while back said it was essentially a
true statement. this is the one fact that we should be pounding on relentlessly.