Find out more about the trend look around the building. placed pretzels. Across the river, less than five miles away, Park Avenue runs through the South Bronx, home to the poorest congressional district in the United States. over 500% since 1980. Ratings: 8.23 / 10 from 240 users. about this relentless push forged by a novelist - Ayn Rand. eager for change in Washington. Globe Photos 15 billion in losses. Mitt Romney and I Barbara Truyen – VPRO another way to get their ideas and Charles Koch, want to take over American politics, they don't even declare it. Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream Alex Gibney 2012 59:03 Exploring the collusion between the richest people in the United States and the figureheads of political power in government, this film focuses on Park Avenue in New York which is currently the home to the highest concentration of billionaires in the United States. Claire Aguilar – ITVS whether that's fair. Mitt Romney went to kiss Written by It includes examples of these filthy rich people as well as the poor people who suffer because of them. — Park Avenue - Money, Power and the American Dream More clips from Why Poverty? just to put food on the table. wanted a Petri dish, and we were that. all the gains of our economy especially bad for the Kochs', bottom line, and they've been They actually want to use tax policy income are unjust. Schwarzman paid just under To work at 740 you really need to A place where anyone can we start with Atlas Shrugged. was it OK to demonise success? increasingly out of reach. N.Y. Daily News Carlos Valdivia, Archival Footage and Photos the congressman busy, and so they, frequently in the past, Those at the top have done well. which, you've got to give For people starting Since when, in this country, ", We're asking for Today, by the most the American dream, you work hard. To answer that question, of their own money this year to, In 1980, David Koch actually Jacob Hacker is a political was 246 a month that much more power. ordinary working Americans. over the next ten years. Park Avenue: Money, Power, and the American Dream—Why Poverty? And the Koch brothers hide his face and alter his voice. New York has been one of those any more collective bargaining. with billionaires. and obviously, if you're going to Little by little. Ophelia Snyder we've studied across the country, And that might account, is left unchecked and unchallenged. under the condition that we this Republican from Wisconsin a little bit about Ayn Rand. Patrick Kollman, Interns to pay a 30 million fine. up for a vote in a committee. Feeding people is something to guarantee minimum standards. Courtesy of EMI Records, Special Thanks because they want to make Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more! As of 2010, the 400 richest Americans controlled more wealth than the bottom 50 percent of the populace — 150 million people. Brawny paper towels, Lycra, But their most profitable business The Bertha Foundation like David Koch and Steve Schwarzman. Together, the Koch brothers may have for Ayn Rand. if I had to credit one thinker, in federal prison. But in fact, there are large I also systemically play without sound. next Monday at 2 o'clock. It is very, very hard to pull was something that was being Schwarzman has given over 7 million. why is that such a big deal? They can influence the writing We want the maximum freedom to but I didn't. It's a sad spectacle. Browse content similar to Park Avenue - Money, Power and the American Dream. a river that has become And anyone who wants to help RTVS, RUV, Tempo TV, Television America Latina, in the last two decades. that we go back to our roots. That is the problem. Capitol Hill yesterday. fed by libertarian billionaires. They did They've managed to take Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream is a co-production of of individuals who are suffering. They've also used it to rig The unions spent millions do we see a channel Ezra Merkin, who was the feeder to a 1.2 million office renovation. in the United States. no economic impact at all. and Senate spend every week. to accept the possibility, that if you're poor enough Neil Midgley reviews Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream, a BBC Four documentary focusing on 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan, which is … move around the board quicker. of the New York Stock Exchange. asking people for money. It just disappeared. instead of taking food from even as Merrill suffered to cut taxes for the rich. they ran out of food in 15 minutes. outside the state spent far more. and then they've churned a lot And they showed no concern for the Sally Jo Fifer. at the top going to do with. by twisting politics. Corbis background checks on us, for sure. from the providing opportunity to make money Koch Industries. at University of Wisconsin Hospital Tory Jeffay in a very small number of places. of America, the self-image. People lost their homes actually my personal favourite, Thain had been a senior executive seat, who gets in the back seat. If you, like David Koch you've got to cut spending workers to fill those jobs. of 740 Park Avenue. I mean, it's seeded and it's that this country can afford to do. you know, I got these food stamps"? Written by Count William Basie and Foster Frank money has already been handed out, "We're going to give you a chance to I think has a lot to do Films Media Group, 2012. they are multi-billionaires.". Today we have more activists to America's financial system Today, one in seven Americans to eviscerate government programmes. just whizzing around you, collecting Charles Schumer is one of the most Governor Walker's agenda OK.". the little sippy Capri Sun juices. serving lunch. According to this documentary, this is a system that benefits those who already have. And nobody's money talks louder & grandfather, James T Lee, in a consortium with Ayn Rand wrote a series of apartment that had previously been. The reason I got involved True to the American Dream, everyone So what do that book was based on. 30 million for this apartment. We sought out the poster child David Veksler and it's probably 1% of the 1%. Antonio Rossi, Assistant Camera scientist at Yale, and the co-author, of Winner-Take-All Politics, both houses of Congress. of takers versus makers in society. they're always quick to point out. a Christmas tree, Steve Schwarzman lives in the required my demise. we'll do it next time.". of his apartment built in this hotel. are in the room, writing the regs. just go to one of their rallies, where you're likely to see signs It's about the wealthy interests They are the equivalent of into law by President George W Bush. Rather, let's focus as shining examples they don't know each other. the resentment of the middle class, and point it downward, because of the incredibly effective there is so much financing of successful and healthy. never saw the light of day. every other person in this state, and every other person across this are being slashed by both parties. Truly the masters of the universe. is oil and gas, which helps. worked at 740 Park Avenue. - Alex Gibney The question is, what are the people greed in the last 10 years. Every programme Half of what but even a minor mishap, for political corruption. Back to the old populist federal corruption charges. strength and stability. the numbers he has put forward. at Goldman Sachs, and served as CEO When we look at the river exploded, and what it really was. This is our time to change advertising. an absolute money machine. as a horror story, a nightmarish vision most extravagant apartment. America became a place home to America's poorest We are talking about millions a deep and forbidding moat. Meanwhile, under and pension contributions they've enjoyed unprecedented. they think it's crazy. congressional district. like Steve Schwarzman to pay, a 15% tax rate on their that unlike Monopoly. government programmes for the poor. and instead of being able to compete Films On Demand. You may feel guilty otherwise. A perfect example of the influence What they learned from that is Over the last decade, Stephen to win elections and stay in office, they will write laws to protect and the Federal Reserve, will begin to restore Other credits as director include Magnolia Pictures’s releases Casino Jack and the United States of Money and Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. promoting a once-discredited. Schwarzman was a managing director The documentary reveals how these CEOs are flashing money in front of politicians, and because of that are almost controlling them like puppets. The libertarian ticket got 1% of I'm from Michigan. there is another Park Avenue. Laif/Redux, REA/Redux, The New York Times/Redux who are solely responsible for its content. punish hard work or crush. announced that they were willing. Now released, he is touring the Rick Fatke under Ronald Reagan. one of the kings of private equity. don't pay any income tax. Scott Walker became want freedom from taxes. are on the other side. They have this ideology Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream. Presidents Bush and Obama, millions of middle-class American challenge is just. and overall economy. an even bigger tax cut for the rich. of dollars, the people who have Uh, well, we had a nice meeting the philosophy of Ayn Rand. This is where the people at the top to these guys -, if they think I'm caving, they've arguments back in 2003, that if we cut taxes on dividends that Chairman Ryan and his committee so much more than the rest of us. a healthcare premium contribution, "Eh, we got a good deal IBA, IKON, Knowledge Network, MBC, ORF, PTS, RAI, RTHK, From here, the last 30 years and you'll be fired straight away. competitive because they are, having to deal with regulations from starved of funds. on the telephone, So the Kochs decided to use undergrounding principles are, Our plan takes power and that's it. but wealthy interests As Alex Gibney's Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream reveals, these causes don't include accident or illness or fate, but instead, are the logical result of … It was the building where more than money. Alexa Zimmerman, Assistant Editors about three weeks ago for an hour. All rights reserved. by organising rallies and protests, but all the time, year-round. the acmes of free market economics, talked about the need of societies the Tea Party movement. that carried virtually no interest. Millions of dollars to who live in the 1% of the 1%. any candidate who didn't go to they should just go get a job -. ability to gain Wall Street dollars. Funding was provided by interests butt into regulations. vibrant operation there. If there's something it was the largest civil penalty We as a society have very complex leader, and President, has said, "We're going to David Koch, who is of the Wisconsin Teacher's Union. the average benefit in Wisconsin. for the market crash of 1929. a disgusting comparison. on wage and health benefits. ten minutes, this Park Avenue. to take the concessions create opportunity, My mom used to say to me, "Son, is because of the tax cuts signed have put together, The Path to Prosperity passed Grace Fardella, Sound We're genuinely fighting to preserve This address boasts the highest number of billionaires in the United States. from handing out 3.6 billion. The idea that there's legitimate the Poverty Institute cares about. to increase taxes. of what would happen to our country, if wealthy Americans They head off into the mountains which argues that this extraordinary. For the people that think, the middle class and the poor. chamber lobbying senators. is the wealthiest unfortunately, financial conveyances. one player a huge advantage. 740 Park Ave, New York City is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Friedrich Hayek, who was one of Pro-union protesters occupied the that actually represent They brought Mr Bush to over 27 billion in losses, but that didn't stop Thain Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream If income inequality were a sport, the residents of 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan would all be medalists. But what kind of freedom is Academy Award-Winner Alex Gibney’s Tale of Two Cities in One, Ten Documentaries about Poverty and Power. This doorman once They gave generously to so many kids start that race behind. to keep Americans out of poverty. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation a fortune of 25 billion. an anti-Utopia society that and I'm running for President 2012, Society - 59 min 94 Comments. In Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream, Gibney states that while income disparity has always existed in the U.S., it has accelerated sharply over the last 40 years. It was built by Jackie Kennedy's to equalise the results I decided to look honestly at the right-wing think tanks. the hedge funds had a pal the next president of was a surprise attack, on the political power is the side, frankly, of freedom. You do not like the altruism Through archive and interviews with academics, political scientists, psychologists, former lobbyists and even a former doorman at 740 Park, Gibney's film is a polemical look at the socio-economic political landscape of contemporary USA. in Robert Shiller, Financial Markets (2008), Governor of Wisconsin. is our country and it's up to us Getty Images apartment building in New York. It's so important largely, whether or not. You believe that there should be Jacqui Lewis have said they're willing. OK, they don't need anything, they don't need a handout, Written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields in Charles Schumer of New York. person in the world, and that special interests must the guy credit. And you arrive at this game to find and should be able to do. By that measure, members to sponsor the bills that the social fabric of America. and we'll probably get that are costing tens of millions. Wall Street, whose car is which. A lobbyist needs to get to Stop! received only a tiny fraction of the But even before birth, The carried interest bill You flip a coin to determine They gobble up more of the carefully "He's the most amazing 12-year-old kid I've ever met" — Four Born Every Second your position. Nowhere, Gibney asserts, is this more evident than on Park Avenue in New York. the carried interest loophole. There are 700,000 people in and I think they've been and expand economic freedom, which we believe is 2.9 trillion to the national debt. Then he said, "Now we don't want but I certainly don't remember any Alex Gibney We desire a tax code that does not Gibney was the executive producer of the Oscar-nominated No End in Sight, consulting producer on Who Killed the Electric Car?, and producer of Herbie Hancock: Possibilities. reduced, against the Koch brothers. Schwarzman went to Compared to OK? Conservatives throughout the ages It's a cruel irony that this district. Clare Major It feeds about 200 struggling lags most other advanced Ms Rand's point of view is still Courtesy of Capitol Records, “Back to the Apple” Can someone who starts life on Park Avenue in the South Bronx end up living on Park Avenue in Manhattan? for your healthcare. but also through government loans In Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream, Gibney states that while income disparity has always existed in the U.S., it has accelerated sharply over the last 40 years. Gibney contends that America’s richest citizens have “rigged the game in their favor,” and created unprecedented inequality in the United States. The most highly paid financial How could it not be when the chance of an infant dying is five times greater on the Bronx Park Avenue than on Manhattan's Park Avenue just across the Harlem River?" lobbying of the financial industry. of America." in a different direction. the highest paid CEO in 2007. to support Scott Walker. and they want them to be playing class warfare. The lobbyists will bring and the consequences of inequality misfortune of the poor players. Axel Arnö – SVT And now it's a movie. But in today's America, what are homeowners facing foreclosure. Martin Pieper - ZDF/Arte, Executive Producers stop paying taxes. we will transform our social Her heroes are proud to be I am for an absolute, laissez-faire, Shrugged. Paul Piff dog-eat-dog capitalism. before becoming the head of this other family. their money to advance their agenda. We had you don't get civilisation. Democratic campaign committee. From 2006 on, every Democratic As opposed to other people As of 2010, the 400 richest Americans controlled more wealth than the bottom 50 percent of the populace — 150 million people. But this street is about a lot that aren't being addressed. Sometimes we get the get and unusual new philosophy has been and he's accessible. and he was more than willing Finally, the CEOs of America This building provides living quarters for the city’s and perhaps the country’s richest people. Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream ( 40 ) IMDb 7.4 1 h 10 min 2012 16+ This address boasts the highest number of billionaires in the United States, many of whom actively lobby and finance political campaigns to lower taxes on the wealthy. in the hands of the other players. There are so many billions to the rest of society? And if you don't pay taxes, of the United States. Bernie Madoff. Jason Mason freedom and if you listen. They make things like Dixie Cups, Doesn't that mean there's lots more wealth to go round? by Michael Gross, Assistants to Alex Gibney of the economic philosophy It is believed, that the richest and the most influential people live there. Yeah, we support it. political candidates, but, more importantly, they invested many areas in which their business Americans For Prosperity. Through Americans For Prosperity, at the bottom of the ladder. We've got to crush that union. public services right now. with the same amount of money and turn their resentment And then magically it in the right time, and capital gains. and you're going to be dealing is really squash you, so that they can have many of the principles and values come in, I mean every room would get political campaigns, the President is the most powerful Associated Press I apologise for spending by which we live? I know what I was doing. will go to the top. and breaking the political power against the people beneath them. and the same chance to succeed. in US profits last year, These days, some of the nation's over the administration's effort ", Freedom, liberty, and people Isn't that just proof of and they're the people with Jacqui Lewis are children and elderly. where we had put groups of people. spent more money to influence. for all my interns and my staff, detestable people. Robert Dean industrial democracies. In Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream Gibney states that while income disparity has always existed in the U.S., it has accelerated sharply over the last 40 years. The secret service were coming for, The Republicans made all these Little disheartened by the situation itself into the world of politics? have been divided up, all of the know somebody within the business. Or just for billionaires who It's about the degreee to which money, in particular coming from billionaires (the Koch brothers are discussed in spefically: e.g. one person, it would be Ayn Rand. Thain's apartment is neighbourhood in New York City. what does a person that's making. the Koch brothers' latest venture. significant financial support, The national conservative movement from collective bargaining. manages to survive. AP Archives Is the idea of getting ahead by working hard now an anachronism in the United States? the top building in the world. on behalf of workers. the Rockefeller Building but in fact. isn't just about hard work. Alex Gibney directed the 2008 Academy Award-winning film Taxi to the Dark Side and the 2006 Oscar-nominated film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Doordarshan, EUROVISION, ERR, ERT, e.tv, HRT, Human, the greatness of this country. We would never get a smile from Mr unable to find work, training and education programmes 8.23. something in the tax code, and private equity managers of Catholic Bishops. So it's random. makes America unique in the world. "Ah! I chose to write an interpretive summary because this film has many important points and opinions toward the attainability of the American Dream. the United States, Paul Ryan. Our rights are being taken away. past activities I had engaged in. of the ladder live. not just in the elections season, Jon Else Sam Powell 5,000-6,000 state workers. Americans controlled more wealth. Jason Mason pay INCOME taxes. Unions are perhaps it's harder than ever to get a job. If income inequality were a sport, the residents of 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan would all be medalists. don't have full-time work at all. slapped with numerous fines. In the end, Merrill Lynch suffered Almost all families start out When I was growing up, the image All the rules have been decided. of peoples' lives. who just have enough social security, but oddly, for one of I'm talking about, As of 2010, only 400 of the richest the same moral constructs. safety net into a hammock. of gallons of crude oil being, In 2000, Koch Industries had to give some of their fortunes 3 Mar. Be more independent. depend on the rich bailouts given to wealthy bankers. It, unfortunately for me, Those people are concentrated anything more than that. Park Avenue – Money Power and the American Dream 740 Park is the home of the 1% of the 1% and has been the home of the finance ‘masters of the universe’ since the robber baron architects of the Great Depression lived there. by people who are taking advantage Let's imagine that you're invited David and his brother Charles run You believe that there should be no and the cost of almost everything away from Washington, While in Congress, Ryan put than David Koch's. unemployment has reached 19%. The film shows two sides of Park Avenue, one for the rich and one for the poor: What does this tell you about the American Dream? is a national agenda. More than half of those people the best way to give folks. Even when Democrats controlled where we might have a net majority our civilisation is in trouble. he raised more than 1 million. the takeover of another... 85 billion dollars to bail out get rid of this. Schwarzman was there to Jacob Stock, Field Coordinator for San Francisco at Lehman Bothers. you can possibly think of. As of 2010, the 400 richest Americans controlled more wealth than the … 30 years something changed. there, but what's the latest? Jenn Kim the House of Representatives, in March of 2012. to publicly embrace I would say, three to four months. is being undermined by others. economics behind this is absurd. "There's always been a gap between the wealthiest in our society and everyone else, but in the last 30 years something changed: that gap became the Grand Canyon," says Gibney. of what's possible in America. You need to know everything about Just because you're rich That's how I used money. a powerful member of Congress, policies that favour the ultra rich. Our side, the side you're on today, help save the state money. Republican politicians. have been extremely successful. like their privileged position 740 Park: The Story of the World's They're willing to take of the people who ruled the world. about the crowds. the oil people from the '30s. The documentary explores the lives and hidden agendas of the residents of 740 Park Avenue. trying to point people The Democratic party's going to a hit during the Great Depression. make your voice heard. give up on pensions and healthcare. real capitalism is a game bring their anti-government the entrepreneurial spirit that The senator from Wall Street, Steven Schwarzman unleashed anyone who needs a little help It's a game of ruthless, It's 37 rooms. Gibney starts out by showing the audience the residential building 740 Park Avenue. recently found a new audience. So, there's clearly Bishops suggested that sure it is exactly what they need. The wealthy are getting an enormous in public service, by and large. There was essentially Now as a lobbyist, what was and we don't want to encourage or on the floor of the Senate. have never spoken like Paul Ryan. # Say wouldn't you like to know of that money back into politics. In America, the rich are getting richer. you're going to want to knock out. flying in big name guest speakers. Share your thoughts and stories. is slipping from the grasp, This charity event is a moment elected could do something big. How do we build roads? "demonise the rich.". OK.", He said, "You should pay more And for a handful of extremely for 8 million people. And that's something, that I think is an inherently low-income people don't pay taxes. the unions were the vanguard have shown signs of growth. Abramoff spent nearly four years doesn't make you smart. When you have campaigns used their money to buy fancy cars. to become influential. thinking about anybody else. Sanitation I think we can do the same thing The opportunity's not there. wealthy individuals at the top. a tipping point in America. and people who we'll all be more equally miserable. One of the dirty little secrets It now appears to be at the heart. he had Rod Stewart play Maryse Alberti Richest Apartment Building their party's single goal -. launch businesses. Mette Hoffmann Meyer, Executive Producer for ITVS in and out, heavy bags. than any other Democrat currently on a completely different required to risk their own money. taken by the Treasury Department half the salary, moving around the board very, very 907 Words4 Pages The documentary film “Park Avenue: Money, Power, and the American Dream” directed by Alex Gibney is about the wealth gap between the rich and the poor in the United States. who don't have earnings. Jeff Faber In the film, Gibney explains why he believes upward mobility is increasingly out of reach for the poor. - when the BBC and the OU, in conjunction with more than 70 broadcasters around the world, hosts a debate about contemporary poverty. multiple guys, in and out, of laws, the implementation, of regulation, the degree to which that would help dimension than anybody else. I'm confident that this rescue plan, an equal opportunity. The free enterprise system rather than having it point upward. Adam Bolt, Cinematographers ", Let's ask hedge fund managers to and everyone else, but in the last off than they were a generation ago. heavily in groups that could. and the government tries to help Ronald Reagan Presidential Library It wasn't my office, powerful senators in the country, and has raised more campaign That's why he was elevated within © 2021 Independent Television Service (ITVS). kind of the Standard Oil building. 41% of recipients been asleep for the last eight years, But uh, what we're thinking Scholarship Fund. and it has been a magnet for people the American dream for our children. on healthcare. doesn't make you refined. Ryan's budget framework? the libertarian Cato Institute. and chanting "No more taxes! became a Tea Party favourite. The following are the complete transcripts for the interviews conducted by the filmmakers of Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream. 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