Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? (2012)

03/02/2012 (US) HistoryDocumentary 1h 30m


Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax policies favoring businesses and the wealthy. The collapse of the U.S. economy is the result of conscious choices made over thirty five years by a small group: leaders of corporations and their elected allies, and the biggest lobbying interest in Washington, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. To these individuals, the collapse is not a catastrophe, but rather the planned outcome of their long, patient work. For the rest of the country, it is merely the biggest heist in American history.

  1. Donald Goldmacher


  2. Frances Causey


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  1. Elizabeth Warren

    Elizabeth Warren


  2. Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch

    Self (archive footage)

  3. Barack Obama

    Barack Obama

    Self (archive footage)

  4. Bill Gates

    Bill Gates

    Self (archive footage)

  5. George W. Bush

    George W. Bush

    Self (archive footage)

  6. Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton

    Self (archive footage)

  7. Alan Greenspan

    Self (archive footage)

  8. Bernie Sanders

    Bernie Sanders


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Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

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Original Language English

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