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Language: English
Category: Movie / Documentary
Original Title: Saving Capitalism
Director: Jacob Kornbluth,Sari Gilman
Released: 2017
Duration: 1h 13min
Video type: Movie
SAVING CAPITALISM is a documentary film that follows former Secretary of Labor and Professor, Robert Reich, as he takes his book and his views to the heart of conservative America to speak about our economic system and present big ideas for how to fix it.

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Robert Reich Robert Reich - Himself


Reviews: [11]

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    Innadril

    Short and without any real ideas other than to say it's up to the young people to demand change, which is all well and good, but it would have been nice to have a few ideas beyond just saying "organize." If you aren't brainwashed or holding your head under the sand, then you should know the information presented about inequality and corporate control and the rise of authoritarianism so it's not going to blow anyone's mind, but it is welcome for those that might not know. His previous movie was more biting and hard hitting, this almost feels like a special feature follow up.
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    Qumenalu

    How our government and our economy work have a profound impact on every American family. Over the past 40 years, we've gone from being a society in which our gains were broadly shared, to being one in which a few privileged elites get the lion's share of any progress we make.

    We're producing twice as much wealth -- PER PERSON -- as we were in the mid 1970's. Sadly, much of this wealth has been hijacked and redirected to the wealthiest and most powerful among us. In this film, Robert Reich explains, pretty clearly, how and why this has happened.

    If you don't understand exactly what's happened -- and what's CONTINUING to happen -- then you need to see this film.

    Yes, it's a documentary. Documentaries aren't as exciting as the latest big box-office smash hit. But even if you need to watch it in pieces, watch it. Because our very future is at stake, and understanding where we are at is key to preserving or regaining it.

    Others have rightly noted that Reich doesn't present a lot of solutions here. "Get involved" is a bit simplistic, but still, it's the first step. And a very necessary one.

    One step forward that I would recommend would be to connect with an organization called "Represent Us" (you can find them on the web.)

    In spite of the lack of "action steps," I give this a 10 out of 10 for the importance of raising people's awareness of how our system is rigged. We can't move forward if we don't know what the game is.
  • avatar

    Chilele

    'SAVING CAPITALISM': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

    A documentary about capitalism in modern society, starring liberal politician Robert Reich. It was released by Netflix, through their streaming site, and it was directed by Sari Gilman and Jacob Kornbluth. The film title is also the name of Reich's new book, which he discusses continuously throughout the movie. I found the doc to be decently made, and somewhat informative.

    Reich speaks in front of multiple audiences (of all kinds of different people), about his book, and interviews several different individuals as well. He also speaks to several other politicians, addressing the major issues with capitalism today. He informs the viewers, through narration, about many of the corrupt ways our government does business too. The film also goes into Reich's history as a politician, professor and commentator. He served in President Gerald Ford's administration, as well as Jimmy Carter's, and he was also Secretary of Labor for Bill Clinton (from 1993 to 1997). So the guy is definitely an experienced politician.

    I usually agree with what Reich has to say, politically speaking, and I agree with most of what he says in this film. There are times I don't agree with him though, and I have a hard time respecting him after knowing how close he is to the Clintons. Still I think his views are mostly true, and seemingly come from passion and commitment to making the world a better place. So I did like this movie. It's a little like a Michael Moore film, but less funny, and not quite as effective or well made. You have to be a Robert Reich fan to enjoy it though, obviously.

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    Dilmal

    11/24/17. This is the pundit everyone should listen to. Really. There are too many talking heads spewing hot air, but Reich is the modern day Citizen Renaissance Man. He's got the economy covered like the way it should be covered. Just like the fear of math holds back many people from better paying jobs, the fear of economics holds back most people from admitting their ignorance and thus lure them into losing their nest eggs to unscrupulous money managers, financial planners, etc. And, don't forget who is pulling back on regulating these people from unethical practices. Sad to say, Reich is the modern day Cassandra warning of impending doom while people are ignoring his insight as political propaganda. It is not. It is straight talk. Entities that make the money do not need to be bailed out. While they are being bailed out, it is the working people who suffer the most. Do you really think that when corporations get a tax break that the money they save from having to pay taxes will be plowed back into their companies so more jobs will be created? Think again. AI and robots are just around the corner to take over jobs that can be easily automated. That's where the money is going to go, if it goes back to the company and their workers at all. When the working people start to realize this, then perhaps we can realistically address the inequities and inequalities that are continually supported by people who make all the money and want to keep it that way.
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    Anayajurus

    On the whole, I enjoyed this. It was thought provoking in parts but over simplified the issues and totally agree with a previous reviewer that it left you hanging with no solutions. Its an opportunity missed to have been part of a solution going forward and sweepingly stating there needs to be more political activism /awareness in our younger generations, for me, misses the spot. The shift thats needed in the political powerhouse, isn't going to come from students on the street (theyve been doing that for decades). Id be interested in Mr Reichs views on blockchain. Will the ability through blockchain to cut out the layers of governance and bureucracy indeed resolve many of these 21st century corporate governance issues highlighted here?
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    Dagdatus

    I would think that the people in the system are the ones that need saving - but that is more or less what the maker of this is suggesting anyway. It's not about saving "money" or just generally the system. It's about how people suffer under the current system. Now you could argue that this is politically motivated, even propaganda. It's a fair point to make. The good thing is, you can make up your mind and maybe have a couple more view points on certain things that are happening in your economy.

    It's interesting but it might not be the most thorough. It still is an interesting documentary and it does work as an insight look in what works or rather does not work at times. If it's an interesting subject to you, you will find something to hold onto and be excited about
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    interactive man

    A thought provoking look at the current economic and political systems of the USA.

    Having served in the administrations of Ford, Carter, Clinton as well as an economic adviser to Obama, Reich offers a unique insight into the White House, speaking from first-hand experience rather than speculation.

    This is NOT an anti-capitalism documentary by any means, rather a reasonable critique of the current form of capitalism and it's trajectory.

    I now feel inspired to read one of his books.
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    Maveri

    The documentation really highlights how coperate america has taken over the politcal system in the last 20 years. However, it is sometimes rather superficial. For example, there are no case examples on how the lobbying is done and his solution: what we need is active citizens is certainly true, but he could have pointed how it would be best to get involded. For anyone who doubts that the system is borken, this movie is a must.
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    Kabei

    I agree with Robert Rich on virtually all points, so I enjoyed this quite a bit. But, I'm not sure his case is articulate or compelling enough to convince those that actually need convincing. And shouldn't that be the goal here? Otherwise, it's just self-reassuring of ones' own worldview and self-congratulatory, but altogether pointless nevertheless.

    In objective terms, this documentary is solid, but not quite on par with the much higher bar being set for this type of film these days. We're living in a time where a documentary like this one can't just be the video equivalent of your run-of-the-mill opinion piece in the Times... they need to be truly gripping, smart, and utterly engaging. I have to be either learning or entertained (preferably both). Otherwise, why am I watching this... I already know most of the information and I don't need persuasion. You need to hold the attention of those who don't have the information and to make your presentation and approach effective enough that those disinclined to agree will have their views sufficiently challenged to second guess their assumptions.
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    Ffel

    This is not a documentary. It was labeled as documentary for the lack of a better term. It is a long advertorial. And if you are convinced you can buy, of course. A short white old man talking about his short white old point of view. Of course, this is not Al Gore or Leo DiCaprio, but he still has a good life with his sermons. A white bearded Mighty Mouse to save his flavor of capitalism. At least putting his underwear over his custom made pants would have made him more interesting.

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    Geny

    He acts as though our country is in the greatest crisis since the Great Depression, but it isn't. He left out the Vietnam War, the recession of 1978 to 1982, the S&L bailout of the late 1980's, the dot com bubble burst of the 1990's, the nonstop wars after 911, up until 2007 meltdown of the housing bubble. He did manage to mention that last crisis and how, as always, the rich got richer. He also had the balls to badmouth the Clintons, even though he introduced them to each other and was their Secretary of Labor during Bill's administration. He compared Sanders to Trump as being to only 2 options, but without any clear path he expected from either. One thing he did say that I liked was "How will today's kids, who become leaders, know how to run the country without the experience of a better era to gauge it by?" He not only forgets 90% of what is wrong with this country (crime?/riots?/Cop Killings?), but offers NO SOLUTIONS. Then he tells us he thinks we will somehow come out smelling like a rose and does a happy dance. Not worth the watch.