Day 338: It’s the Economy, Stupid

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December 3, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra

Do you ever wish that you knew more…about everything?  I do.  It’s why in college I branched out a bit and studied a bit of economics for fun.  I knew going into it that economics was everywhere, in everything.  Evolution is economics; biology is economics; chemistry and physics – economics.  Every interaction is economics, and so economics turns out to be rather important.  But that’s apparently not a good enough reason for lots and lots of people to want to understand it, because a lot of us don’t.  I also get the feeling that those who do, aren’t ultra-keen on the notion of letting everyone in on the secrets of the economics of money and resources.  There’s a lot on the line.  You assets and mine are on the line.  Maybe it’s time we bone up to cover our assets, because nobody likes getting their assets kicked.

Inequality For All is what the film’s makers call “An Inconvenient Truth for economics”, which in my mind paints an unfortunate picture, but seems to excel in ways that Al Gore wasn’t able to.  Check out the trailer and back the film before December 15.

photo-fullhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/39360185/inequality-for-all-0

INEQUALITY FOR ALL looks at the topic of widening income inequality through the lens of noted economic policy expert Robert Reich. At the heart of the film is a simple proposition: what is a good society, and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of our nation’s economic health?

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