VIDEO: Money, Power, and The American Dream

Nov 20, 2012
12:45 pm

If there is one documentary that you should catch, we recommend this one:

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) presents his take on the gap between rich and poor Americans in Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream. Gibney contends that America’s richest citizens have “rigged the game in their favor,” and created unprecedented inequality in the United States.

Nowhere, Gibney asserts, is this more evident than on Park Avenue in New York. 740 Park in Manhattan is currently home to the highest concentration of billionaires in the country. Across the river, less than five miles away, Park Avenue runs through the South Bronx, home to the poorest congressional district in the United States.

Here is the official promo:

The full film is up on YouTube now, but if it is taken down, you can check the film's official PBS site to catch it on TV.