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Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, News | 2 March 2012 (USA)
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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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When you take away the American Dream, you take about Hope
8 November 2017 | by bettycjungSee all my reviews

11/8/17. If you are wondering why there is so much mental illness these days, this documentary may provide a partial explanation. Looks like those who have all the money will continue to have all the money, so forget about the working man. Of course, our happiness doesn't always depend on what happens to the economy, but if one has to work for a living, there is no other recourse to move ahead. What is perhaps the saddest thing in all this is when you take away the American Dream, you take away Hope, and that is worst thing of all.


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