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WhyPoverty·Jan 5, 2013
PARK AVENUE: How much inequality is too much?
740 Park Ave, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children are 20 times more likely to be killed. In the last 30 years, inequality has rocketed in the US — the American Dream only applies to those with money to lobby politicians for friendly bills on Capitol Hill.
Director Alex Gibney
Producer Blair Foster
Produced by Jigsaw Productions
From the archives:
Poor Us: An Animated History – Why Poverty?
Tavis Smiley: Vision for a New America: A Future without Poverty + Cornel West: You Don’t Play With Martin Luther King, Jr.
Inequality and Poverty America Style–In Richness and in Health by Graham Peebles
Chris Hedges with Jeremiah Wright on Poverty in the U.S.
An Empire of Poverty: Race, Punishment, and Social Control by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Tavis Smiley: Remaking America: From Poverty To Prosperity, with Cornel West, Michael Moore
Mystery: How Wealth Creates Poverty in the World by Michael Parenti (2007)
The Gospel of the Penniless, Jobless, Marginalized and Despised by Chris Hedges
Half of U.S. poor by Fred Goldstein
Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger (must-see)