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We're Not Broke (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 22 January 2012 (USA)
An exposé on how the government has allowed U.S. corporations to avoid paying taxes and the growing wave of discontent that it has fostered.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James S. Henry James S. Henry ... Himself - Economist & Author, The Blood Bankers
Chuck Collins Chuck Collins ... Himself - Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies
Bernie Sanders ... Himself - Senator, Vermont (archive footage)
Edward Kleinbard Edward Kleinbard ... Himself - Professor, USC Gould School of Law
Carl Levin ... Himself - Senator, Michigan
Ryan Clayton Ryan Clayton ... Himself - Co-Founder, U.S. Uncut
Rebecca Wilkins Rebecca Wilkins ... Herself - Attorney, Citizens for Tax Justice
Jesse Drucker Jesse Drucker ... Himself - Reporter, Bloomberg News
Martin Sullivan Martin Sullivan ... Himself - Economist & Journalist, Tax Notes
Jeffrey Winters Jeffrey Winters ... Himself - Professor of Political Economy, Northwestern University
David Marchant David Marchant ... Himself - Publisher & Journalist, Offshore Alert
Lee Sheppard Lee Sheppard ... Herself - Tax Attorney & Contributing Editor, Tax Notes
Nicholas Shaxson Nicholas Shaxson ... Himself - Author, Treasure Islands
Jack Blum Jack Blum ... Himself - Tax Attorney & Investigator
Daniel Garvin Daniel Garvin ... Himself - UK Uncut (archive footage)
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An exposé on how the government has allowed U.S. corporations to avoid paying taxes and the growing wave of discontent that it has fostered.

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Corporate greed is alive and well ... and you're paying for it!

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22 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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Unbalanced and Ignorant to the Realities of Business Policy
8 August 2012 | by heyka44See all my reviews

This documentary, while making a good point about economic disparities, was ridiculous. Incredible experts were brought in who made valid points about things such as transfer pricing (which is perfectly legal), but these experts were largely swept under the rug by the directors of the film.

The important thing to note about the issue of the "1%" and similar groups is not that we can whine about economic disparities. The movements that did all the complaining have nearly disappeared only a short time out from when they began.

The important thing to realize is that these corporations are working within their legal rights to be as profitable as possible. Corporations seek profit. It's inherent in their nature. We can't blame them for that. The problem lies in the laws that allow them to do so, and the documentary did not point that out enough.

The solution is to change the laws, not glorify those who are complaining to corporations who work within their legal bounds to achieve their goal of profit production. All this documentary seemed to do was glorify those who are good at complaining, but to the wrong people.


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