Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream | Documentary about Income Inequality | Independent Lens | PBS

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Filmmaker Alex Gibney depicts an uneasy coexistence of wealth and poverty along one New York City thoroughfare.

Greg Russak‘s insight:

The greatest problem we face in American society? The corrupting influence of far too much money being poured into politics by such an infinitesimally small group of incredibly wealthy and powerful people.


The second greatest threat? There’s no easy or other way to say it. It’s average Americans buying into their lies.


We can’t deny that there are competing political ideologies at work. It should be understood – and as this documentary points out – that it’s not just Republicans and it’s not just Democrats. Each vie for and enjoy their own share of the wealthy’s attention and largess.


This video really is well worth the time. (The entire documentary is on Netflix or YouTube.)


I hope that after you watch it you’ll be moved to do your part to get money out of politics by becoming a citizen co-sponsor of the American Anti-Corruption Act at

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Author: Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

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