Noam Chomsky discusses the defining characteristics of American society and economics in the country’s history that have led to the unprecedented inequalities in wealth that we see today.

Topics covered by Chomsky in this doc include:

  • The concentration of wealth and power
  • How the government shapes ideology
  • Financialization of the economy
  • Offshore production
  • Tax rates
  • The attack on solidarity
  • Public schools
  • Political lobbying
  • Government bail outs
  • De-regulations
  • Corporations buying elections
  • Labor unions
  • Advertising
Requiem for the American Dream (2015) Documentary, Biography, News | 73min | 20 October 2016 (Denmark) 8.1
Director: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly NyksWriter: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly NyksStars: Noam ChomskySummary: REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time - the death of the middle class; a swan song for our democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future. Written by PFP

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