25 top hedge fund dogs make more than all the kindergarten teachers in America! (DOCUMENTARY and panel…)

By Adam Johnson

Thursday afternoon, Mayor de Blasio and Brave New Film’s Robert Greenwald presented a short film, Hedge Fund Billionaires vs. Teachers, that highlights the glaring inequalities in our tax structure and the underfunding of our education system. The hook is simple: the top 25 hedge fund managers make more than all the kindergarten teachers, 150,000, in the country combined. Is this fair? And perhaps more importantly, is this a good way to run a society?

The two men, along with AlterNet contributing editor Lynn Parramore and local kindergarten teacher Lena Lombardi, joined in a Q&A after the film to discusss de Blasio’s signature themes of increased taxes on the wealthy and a focus on improving the lives of “working Americans.” (Disclosure: Robert Greenwald is on the board of directors of AlterNet’s parent organization, Independent Media Institute.)

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