SAVING CAPITALISM is a documentary film that follows former Secretary of Labor and Professor, Robert Reich, as he takes his book and his views to the heart of conservative America to speak ... See full summary »
Of course Robert Reich is mostly preaching to the choir but he also
informs and entertains the viewer. Reich is not isolated theory or
ivory tower. He served in the administrations of Ford and Carter and
was Labor Secretary under Clinton from 1993 to 1997. For me what gives
Reich credence is the economic expansion of the 90's- the sustained
growth, stronger middle class, low unemployment, low inflation, lower
poverty rate and budget surpluses (to name a few) of which Reich was a
key driver in economic policy.
This is not a movie for dogmatic right-wingers who will find the facts,
um, inconvenient to say the least. They can skip the movie but still
write reviews just by calling Reich a bunch of names. For the rest of
us, well most of us can see what's happening to the economy but Reich
breaks it down in an easy entertaining manner. His story about the
first time he met Bubba on a boat to England is pretty funny as well as
his jokes about his height. (4'8")
Director Jacob Kornbluth utilizes a cross section of the economy to
make his point. Rich investor, middle class upper and lower, and those
living day to day and fighting off poverty. Can be a tad dry because
this is all pretty much right in front of our collective noses if we
care to look. But he needs to make the examples to make the documentary
Robert Reich yes might be diminutive in stature, but the knowledge, the
energy, the passion, and the inspiration are all sky high.
A very interesting man who lives and fights for his convictions. For me
made the documentary worthwhile.
18 of 24 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?