Those of you who read Jane Mayer’s article in The New Yorker about PBS, David Koch and Alex Gibney’s documentary might be interested in watching the film at the center of the controversy. Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream originally aired on public television on November 12, 2012, but is available to watch in its entirety online. In it, the Academy Award-winning director makes the argument that America’s richest citizens have “rigged the game in their favor” and created unprecedented inequality in the United States.
Longtime fans of Moyers & Company will recognize two economists who appear in the film. Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson are the authors of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class and appeared on the first episode of the show to talk about how income inequality was politically engineered.