Documentary film Heist in Blue Hill

There are only two kinds of power in America:  organized money and organized people.
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? will be shown at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday, July 20 at 7 pm.  This film traces the current economic crisis to a memo written in 1971 for the US Chamber of Commerce by Lewis Powell, who was appointed to the Supreme Court shortly after.  The memo outlined a strategy for shifting Americans’ attitudes and beliefs to free-market principles, a strategy that began to pay off when Reagan was elected president in 1980 and culminated in the 2008 market melt-down.  Stephen Holden of the New York Times says Heist…”has the virtue of taking the long view of [the] crisis.  It makes a strong case that government regulation of business is essential for democracy to flourish.”  This event is sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy Downeast and is free and open to the public.  There will be refreshments.

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