Annie Leonard: America Isn’t Broke, the System is Broken

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.”

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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.