Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?
HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?, produced and directed by Frances Causey and Donald Goldmacher, exposes the real truth behind the worldwide economic collapse – poised to happen yet again in 2020 – tracing its origins to a 1971 secret memo entitled Attack on American Free Enterprise System. Written over 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate control of the media, academia, the pulpit, the arts and sciences, and the destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups.
Today, global politics has become the playground of the rich and powerful, with no thought given to the hopes and dreams of ordinary citizens. The current global economic crisis reported in heart stopping headlines can be directly traced to Lewis Powell’s real “end game”; corporate control of law and politics. Powell’s fingerprints are all over Citizens United, the fateful Supreme Court decision which gave corporations and the super rich unlimited ability to shape our elections with virtually unrestricted donations.
Featuring narration by Tom Hartmann and interviews with Bernie Sanders, Nomi Prins, Elizabeth Warren, Paul Craig Roberts, Vance Jones, Robert Crandall, Robert Kuttner, David Cay Johnston and others, HEIST’s step by step detail exposes the systemic implementation of Powell’s memo by BOTH U.S. political parties over the last forty years culminating in the deregulation of industry, outsourcing of jobs and regressive taxation. All of which led us to the global financial crisis of 2008 and the continued dismantling of the American middle class.
Heist is available for viewing/purchase at www.heist-themovie.com.