The One Percent

America has a curious phenomenon; as a result of some narrow groups becoming super-successful and super-lucky they have through business, investing, and powerful connections built tremendous fortunes. A dark side of this is a growing gap between the mega rich and the ordinary people. Indeed the old 80-20 rule of 20 percent of the population holding 80 percent of the wealth has been stretched further. So what are the issues? What are people thinking in this space? What, if anything, is wrong with this? Are we all, net, better off from the growth in income and wealth even if it has been uneven? Check out this documentary from Jamie Johnson - who also made the documentary, "Born Rich".

This 80-minute documentary focuses on the growing "wealth gap" in America, as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 27-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune. Johnson, who cut his film teeth at NYU and made the Emmy®-nominated 2003 HBO documentary Born Rich, here sets his sights on exploring the political, moral and emotional rationale that enables a tiny percentage of Americans - the one percent - to control nearly half the wealth of the entire United States. The film Includes interviews with Nicole Buffett, Bill Gates Sr., Adnan Khashoggi, Milton Friedman, Robert Reich, Ralph Nader and other luminaries.

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