In this hard-hitting, but humorous documentary Jamie Johnson exploring the riches. He began documenting Born Rich-a little further. A percentage refers to the tiny percentage of Americans, which is almost half the wealth of the USA.
This wealth in the hands of so few people is to control a threat to our way of life. Johnson grabbed her story through personal interviews with Robert Reich, Adnan Khashoggi, Bill Gates Sr. and Steve Forbes. And he is not afraid to head with Milton Friedman, the economist who coined the term crush “domino effect”.
The One Percent is a 2006 documentary about the growing wealth gap between the wealthy elite compared to the overall citizenry in the United States. It was created by Jamie Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, and produced by Jamie Johnson and Nick Kurzon.
Reviews of the film:
- The One Percent – Jamie Johnson – TV – Review – The New York Times
- Movie Review: The One Percent, a Documentary – Afford Anything
- The One Percent – A Film Review
- Jamie Johnson, ‘The One Percent’ Review | AIDY Reviews…
- Q&A: Jamie Johnson On ”The One Percent” (Part 1)
Quotes from the film:
At 55:37 Jamie Johnsonn asks Milton Friedman: “What if we had a slightly more agressive tax system and supported the bottom…”
Milton Friedman replies: “You would have less growth and the bottom would be poorer and the bottom would be worse off. You would do harm not good. Look people don’t pay those high taxes. They find ways of getting around them. And you’re never going to be able to find ways to stop people from getting around them.”