The Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality (6.5 min)
A real favorite of mine for the classroom. As simple and easy to understand as it gets.



The One Percent (1hr 20min)
Uploaded on Nov 1, 2011
This 80-minute documentary focuses on the growing "wealth gap" in America, as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 27-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune. Johnson, who cut his film teeth at NYU and made the Emmy®-nominated 2003 HBO documentary Born Rich, here sets his sights on exploring the political, moral and emotional rationale that enables a tiny percentage of Americans - the one percent - to control nearly half the wealth of the entire United States. The film Includes interviews with Nicole Buffett, Bill Gates Sr., Adnan Khashoggi, Milton Friedman, Robert Reich, Ralph Nader and other luminaries.
To add just a little more here, consider that Johnson has access to people and gets their confidence in a manner that neither you nor I nor even Michael Moore will ever have.


Born Rich: Children of the Insanely Wealthy (1.5 hrs)
I really love this flick, especially how it fits so well with Johnson’s previous film, “The One Percent.” This documentary by Jamie Johnson (heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune) captures the rituals, worries and social customs of the current generation of Trumps, Vanderbilts, Newhouses and Bloombergs.



The American Ruling Class (1.5 hrs)
The American Ruling Class is a 2005 dramatic documentary film written by Lewis H. Lapham and directed by John Kirby that "explores our country’s most taboo topic: class, power and privilege.

The American Ruling Class from Lorrnae on Vimeo.


A few remarks:
What this guy is missing is that work, for the most part, is no longer necessary. I write of this elsewhere, and refer to the twenty or thirty year old book by Jeremy Rifkin entitled "The End of Work." As well, when Coplin refers to "organizations," he is clearly thinking in terms of his own place of employment, Microsoft. (Hardly a leader in employee good will.) And so it goes. It remains worthwhile to give this a piece of your time. es

RSA Animate - Crises of Capitalism by David Harvey RSA (11min)

In this RSA Animate, celebrated academic David Harvey looks beyond capitalism towards a new social order. Can we find a more responsible, just, and humane economic system?

How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio