Who knew an economics doc could be so enthralling? Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich examines with spellbinding clarity the widening income disparity in America and why it bodes ill for all of us. Essentially, democracy cannot flourish without a strong middle class, which, lame “job creator” arguments aside, benefits everyone, even Republicans, through robust consumer spending.

Framed in one of his massive Berkeley lectures, Reich convincingly explains what happened (Wall Street deregulation), how we got to this point, and how we can fix it. I wanted to take notes. Everyone should see this picture. Japanese title: Minna no Tame no Shihonron. (89 min)