So, is the U.S. really broke? We are the richest nation in the world, right?
But those riches aren’t exactly creating healthy, equitable wealth. The money is going to the 1% for bailouts and to subsidize the “dinosaur economy.” Our wealth is continuing to prop up a “throw away economy,” says Annie Leonard, host of the popular internet film “The Story of Stuff.”
Leonard is back with a new piece, “The Story of Broke.” The film looks at the amount of subsidies used to prop up a dirty, inefficient economy and energy system — creating the appearance of the country being “broke.”
According to Leonard, it’s not that we’re broke. It’s that the system is broken.