The film "Inequality for All" will be shown for free, followed by refreshments and a group discussion, at 6 p.m. Monday at the Randolph County Courthouse Annex.
According to "Inequality for All," a 72-minute film made with humor and suggested solutions, "the U.S. is nearly the most wealth-unequal country in the entire world." The website for "Inequality for All" says the single top income in the U.S. could purchase a home for every homeless person in the nation. Some people in this country earn $2.13 an hour while others receive $3 million an hour.
Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, narrates and guides viewers through "Inequality for All." He writes, "This movie is critically important. It exposes the heart of our economic problem. Something that's been getting worse and worse for over 30 years. Widening inequality. We're in the biggest economic slump since the Great Depression, and we can't seem to get out of it. Why? Because, exactly as in the 1920s, so much of the nation's income and wealth are going to the top, that the vast middle class doesn't have the purchasing power to keep the economy going."
"Inequality for All" brings up subjects that affect 99 percent of Americans, including getting big money out of politics, fixing the tax system and reforming Wall Street. Members of the greater Elkins community plan to view this film together and then hold an upbeat discussion, coupled with homemade refreshments and community goodwill. Bring a snack to share. For questions call 304-636-5444.