Responding to the Oxfam report that concluded that the world's 85 richest people own the same amount as the bottom half of the entire global population, self appointed spokesperson for the global elite, and celebrity Judge on the reality show The Shark Tank Kevin O’Leary,applauded the news, stating that is “fantastic news (…) the motivation everybody needs (…) it inspires everyone to want to be like the 1%” and scoffing at the idea of “re-distribution of wealth” stated, “ I celebrate Capitalism.” His remarks inspire this open letter to the 85 Richest People In The World.
The sheer scale of poverty in the U.S. is so massive that it can seem as if eliminating or dramatically reducing it would be nearly impossible. After all, 46 million people is a lot of people. But in reality, if we stick to the official poverty line, the amount of money standing in the way of poverty eradication is much lower than people realize.
http://vimeo.com/user8904414/americanautumntrailer1 music for this trailer is "Greed", by Fugazi (Dischord Records) used with permission American Autum: an Occudoc will premiere in June of 2012. To schedule a screening, or for more information, visit Occudoc.org Written, Directed and Produced by Dennis Trainor, Jr. Camera: Kevin Egan, Asher Platts, & Dennis Trainor, Jr. Editing: Aj Russo & [...]