Bill Moyers Essay: The United States of Inequality
April 12, 2013
The unprecedented level of economic inequality in America is undeniable. In an extended essay, Bill shares examples of the striking extremes of wealth and poverty across the country, including a video report on California’s Silicon Valley. There, Facebook, Google, and Apple are minting millionaires, while the area’s homeless — who’ve grown 20 percent in the last two years — are living in tent cities at their virtual doorsteps.
“A petty, narcissistic, pridefully ignorant politics has come to dominate and paralyze our government,” says Bill, “while millions of people keep falling through the gaping hole that has turned us into the United States of Inequality.”
Producer: Julia Conley. Editor: Sikay Tang. “Homeless in High Tech’s Shadow” Producer/Editor: Lauren Feeney. Field Producer/Camera: Cameron Hickey.