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Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, News | 2 March 2012 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Warren ... Herself
Nomi Prins Nomi Prins ... Herself
Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Crandall Robert Crandall ... Himself
Bernie Sanders ... Himself
Robert Kuttner Robert Kuttner ... Himself
Benjamin C. Waterhouse Benjamin C. Waterhouse ... Himself
David Cay Johnston ... Himself
David John David John ... Himself
Deepak Bhargava Deepak Bhargava ... Himself
David Brock David Brock ... Himself
Drew Westen Drew Westen ... Himself
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Lou Mattis Lou Mattis ... Himself
Leo Gerard Leo Gerard ... Himself
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Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax policies favoring businesses and the wealthy. The collapse of the U.S. economy is the result of conscious choices made over thirty five years by a small group: leaders of corporations and their elected allies, and the biggest lobbying interest in Washington, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. To these individuals, the collapse is not a catastrophe, but rather the planned outcome of their long, patient work. For the rest of the country, it is merely the biggest heist in American history. Written by Anonymous

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There are only two kinds of power in America: organized money and organized people.


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The great American swindle
28 April 2013 | by OJTSee all my reviews

It's an unbelievable true story on how smart capitalist forces have ruined the American dream. It's all about getting as much money as possible, and to fool media and about everybody else and how they still are trying to ruin social security and medical care, and make America going into a heavy economical crises.

These has also made it legal in any way to fool people into giving up their rights, privileges and regulations of the free economy. Today the system is completely out of control, and those having lots of money are allowed to do anything which we formerly would appreciate as illegal.

The last 30 years the average American has had a great decrease of standard of living, not 50 millions are down and right poor. 1/3 make less than $ 15.000 a year. 1/5 makes less than $ 20.000, which is just a little above the average worker's income. As a comparison the average worker's income in Sweden is $ 60.000 and in Norway is now $ 90.000! In average!!!! God knows what it is in Saudi Arabia!

This film tries to give hope; but I must say it's very unlikely that this is possible as long as the rich corporates are now controlling the whole society, including the president. But this might also be the reason for the U.S. soon is soon history a great nation, but rather a poor one. I hope I'm wrong, but I really can't see how you'll get out of this situation in getting back your money!

A good eye opener!


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