I hope all is well with you.
Today I want to share another documentary that I feel is more than worth the watch.
You can view it on YouTube or Netflix and at the website at the bottom of this page.
I signed up for Netflix at $7.99 a month (first month free) because we are home a lot, we both have iPads and that is pretty much our entertainment these days.
Its way cheaper than renting movies OnDemand. I am watching some really great stuff!
Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream
This doc starts out with an interesting little study as two people play Monopoly. One is giving advantages with property and lots of money, the other not so much. One is given two dice to roll, the poor player is given only one. Watch as the one with all the privileged soon becomes very self-centered with a air of entitlement and superiority as he tramples the poor player with no regard at all.
I have to tell you, this documentary will make you think.
This goes on to talk about Atlas Shrugged, the book written by Ayn Rand. You can read about her here.
Atlas Shrugged is a science fiction novel.
Oddly enough, it appears that this work of fiction has influenced current politicians with tendencies to money, power and greed. Its weird.
How does a novel have so much power over people?
Like Catcher in the Rye. I watched a documentary on J.D. Salinger not long ago and his book has been named as the reason for more than one murder, including John Lennon’s. Weird!!!
Didn’t my daughter just read that a few months ago for her English Class?
I am so confused.
“In America, the rich are getting richer. Isn’t that great? Doesn’t that mean there’s lots more wealth to go round? Or is it good news for the rich but very bad news for the poor?
740 Park Avenue, Manhattan, is one of the most exclusive addresses in the world, home to some of the richest Americans, the 1% of the 1%. Ten minutes to the north, across the Harlem River, is the other Park Avenue, in the South Bronx. Here, unemployment runs at 19% and half the population need food stamps.
The American Dream of equal opportunities and hard work says you can be born in the Bronx and end up at 740. But is that dream still true? The film argues the super-rich haven’t just bought the exclusive addresses – they’ve bought the whole system and they’re running it for themselves.”
You can also watch this for free there!
You can read the New York Times review of this movie here. Please do! It is such a good review. It tells you all about the movie with quotes as well. At least read that!
I hope you watch this movie, no matter which way you lean politically.
Have a great day!