Friday Movie Night - Wealth Inequality

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!

 

Considering the blockbuster new research on the beyond belief increase in income and wealth inequality in the United States, I thought some films on income inequality might be in order.

First up is a lecture from Harvard Economist Richard Freeman on how income inequality and globalization are threatening Democracy in the United States.

 

Next is a well done documentary on jobs & living in San Diego. If this film depresses you, realize it is from before the financial crisis. (Oh yeah, that biotech engineer, don't bet on it, they did offshore outsource advanced R&D in pharmaceutical research and bio-technologies)

The Shrinking Middle Class

 

You really need to hit fast forward on this last lecture, but there is some useful economic details contained within.

The Long Slide Down and Apart: U.S. Labor Markets

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