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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012)

Filmmaker Alex Gibney investigates the fact that the 400 richest Americans control more wealth than the 150 million people in the bottom 50 percent of the population.

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Himself - R-Ohio, Speaker of the House (archive footage) (as Rep. John Boehner)
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Ministry of Divine Light, Food Pantry
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Ministry of Divine Light, Food Pantry (as Pastor Colin Dunkley)
Michael Gross ...
Author, 740 Park: The Story of the World's Richeset Apartment Building
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Venture Capitalist & Founder of Ask.com
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Himself - Political Science Professor, Yale University
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Himself - Senior Correspondent, The Washington Post (as Bob Kaiser)
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Himself - Americans for Prosperity Foundation, Chairman (archive footage) (as David Koch)
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Filmmaker Alex Gibney investigates the fact that the 400 richest Americans control more wealth than the 150 million people in the bottom 50 percent of the population.

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Waste of time
5 April 2015 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This film should not be categorized as a documentary. It's more like political propaganda. Don't waste your time watching it. Subjects like Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, the Tea Party movement, and the whole Republican community, are described from a left wing perspective only. Money is bad, welfare demands are good. If you expect an objective description of the American society and history, this is absolutely not the film to watch.

However, if you are a Democrat not open for other perspectives than your own, this fictional movie probably will fit you well. Pop some popcorn, because after watching it you're feeling good, still convinced that every problem on earth is the rich people's responsibility


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