"Of all developed nations, the United States has the most unequal distribution of income, and we're surging toward even greater inequality."
- Robert B. Reich
Economic inequities and disparities are human rights issues we often discuss at Stowe Center Salons and programs, in particular the 2011 Call to Action programs planned in conjunction with Congressman John B. Larson and other community organizations. Hartford is a microcosm of the Untied States in the quote above: it is one of the wealthiest cities in the country as the Insurance Capital, yet has widespread social and economic inequities and poverty.
Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Secretary of Labor under President Clinton, recently released "Inequality for All," a film about the economic inequalities across America. Reich stated that "One of the best ways to help people understand the challenges we face, is with a movie that can grab an audience and move them to action. And this movie will do exactly that." Check out the preview for his film below: