Economist Robert Reich possesses a formidable intellect, an encyclopedic grasp of statistics and monetary trends, a quicksilver wit, and immense affability, making him the go-to guy when average Americans need our financial crises explained. More importantly, he has credibility; during his tenure as secretary of labor under President Clinton, the country amassed a federal budget surplus and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest since 1969. In this pithy documentary, which evolved from a web video series for and the Nation, Reich shows how the enormous income gap between the very rich and the rest of us threatens our democracy, and why bipartisan remedial action is a must. Stylistically, director Jacob Kornbluth adopts the didactic format of An Inconvenient Truth (2006).