Monday, May 16, 2011

The One Percent

   I just watched this documentary, The One Percent, on Netflix.

   It is a film that explores the gap between the rich and poor in the U.S. (and the world). The thing I found unique was the perspective -- it was made by Jamie Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson enterprise and fortune. The film is his personal exploration and he is able to use his name to get some great interviews.

   Here's part one on You Tube. Follow the links or check out the film on Netflix or your local library to see the whole thing:


  1. 1% controls about 42% of the US wealth -- and we don't want to discuss it.

  2. The thing that is great about this documentary is that THEY don't want to discuss it. Mr. Johnson is able to get some pretty candid discussions on video for this movie. While most of it isn't too surprising, it's refreshing to get the real perspective, Jamie's own struggle (as well as a hint at his father's), and a little hope thrown in.

    Totally worth the hour and fifteen minutes.