10 Questions for Robert Reich

Ex--Secretary of Labor Robert Reich turns filmmaker to make a point about money and the real job creators

Erik Tanner for TIME

With your new movie, Inequality for All, are you trying for what Al Gore did with An Inconvenient Truth?
No, but the comparison has been made, that [income inequality] is the inconvenient truth for the economy and the middle class. I think I'm funnier than Al Gore.

Isn't unequal wealth inherent to any capitalist system?
Some inequality is good in terms of giving people the incentives to work hard, invest, invent, innovate. But when so much income goes to the very top, and the middle class and poor don't have enough purchasing power left to buy what the economy...

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