JB: How much do you want to raise? How long do you have to do it? Can you give us a clue about what you've discovered on your road trip so far? I'm hooked; tell me more!
JK: We are trying to raise $256,500, and to bring the film out into the world around the presidential election. What I've learned is that it is incredibly hard to have discussions about big ideas when people are so entrenched in their ideological corners. What Robert Reich is trying to say to them is that he doesn't want those who see themselves as conservative to suddenly change to progressive. He wants them to see that the coming political organization -- in his view -- has more to do with if you are "anti-establishment" or "establishment" than if you are on the so-called "left" or "right". If you focus on how capitalism works and who it is working for, that becomes very clear. But people are angry, and a lot of the uncertainty they are feeling is a barrier to discussing a big concept like this. That's exactly what makes it worth doing, though.
JB: Agreed. If it's as good as Inequality for All, it will be powerful indeed. Anything you'd like to add before we wrap this up?
JK: Just that the work on this is ongoing and difficult, but I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing. I get to wake up every day and do work I think is important, which is a blessing. I feel like I"m doing my small part to try and make things better. Thank you for taking the time to talk to me about this, and keep an eye out for Saving Capitalism!
JB: I most certainly will! Thanks so much for talking with me again, Jake. You love what you do and it shows! Good luck with your Kickstarter campaign. I hope this interview will motivate our readers to participate in this lovely project.
Reich's book: Saving Capitalism, For the Many, Not the Few
Producer/Director Jake Kornbluth Shares the Backstory of "Inequality for All", part one, October 24, 2013
Producer/Director Jake Kornbluth Shares the Backstory of "Inequality for All", part two, October 24, 2013
my interview with Robert Reich about Inequality for All
Inequality for All website
Inequality for All is available on Netflix