By Catherine Austin Fitts
This Thursday evening on The Solari Report we are in for a special treat.
Filmmaker and blogger Jamie Johnson joins us to talk about engaging America in a real conversation. Jamie has made two documentaries that are not to be missed:
- In Born Rich, Jamie persuades friends and family to speak on camera about what it is like to grow up in a very wealthy family.
- In The One Percent, Jamie explores “the political, moral and emotional rationale that enables a tiny percentage of Americans – the one percent – to control nearly half the wealth of the entire United States.”
Lots of people make documentaries about important topics. It’s only a few that open hearts and change minds. When you watch Johnson’s films, get ready to laugh until you cry, squirm in your chair and pray for someone with your heart in your throat.
Milton Friedman was once sent to debate me on the NY Times blog and huffed off in the middle when he got called out by the assembled crowd. Watching The One Percent, I roared as Milton Friedman walked out on an interview with Jamie. Having a heart to heart communication about the core issues was too uncomfortable.
The more authentic human conversations we have in America, the better chance we have of transforming our situation. These conversations take courage and they benefit from a sense of amusement. Jamie Johnson has valuable lessons to teach us about what it takes to inspire them and how to participate.
I will start with Money & Markets. Let’s focus on questions for Jamie – post them here on the blog.
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