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May 29th, 2014
10:41 PM ET

Spurlock explores Income inequality

Morgan helps an unemployed bricklayer and father who was happy with his $25/hour job sign up for SNAP, or food stamps.

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  1. Hank

    I watched the episode, and is anyone shocked by the little amount of money that was raised. No wonder people do not like rich people.

    June 7, 2014 at 12:51 am | Reply
  2. Tiffanie Fisher

    I just watched this episode and am so glad that Morgan took a stab at what is really the most important issue that all Americans are faced with. I hope more people watch. Although I found the coverage of the various participants – the haves and the have nots – to be inclusive enough to give you a feel for the dynamic and all the contributing parts, but I felt that it fell short on the key conclusion – that our systems – capitalism and our government – are significantly biased towards the haves (aka the 1%). Capitalism favors financial capital over human capital – simply put if cheap labor drives more profits, then companies move jobs overseas – human capital. But remember, that "companies" do not mean the management or the employees – "companies" actually means those who own the companies, or the investors – the financial capital. So the profits that go to the owners of the companies are more important than the employees keeping their jobs. And who are the owners? The haves (aka the 1%). Certainly not the have nots... I hope that Morgan will do a follow up that digs a little deeper. Showing a room full of rich people raising $31,000 to donate to the local community action group that helps the have nots should be celebrated less than it was. Asking each of those people to agree to an increased minimum wage, or to keep jobs in the US for their companies would have been a better action to celebrate.

    June 4, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Reply
  3. Larry

    Enjoyed watching the show, but...

    He talked to an unemployed bricklayer and to a tycoon who is about to make a big investment in the oil and gas industry. Louisiana is the scene of a huge expansion in that and related industries such as the chemical/plastics industry. Somehow the notion that the investment would create a job for a bricklayer not to mention never came up. The big success in the show was raising some chump change for a charity, not getting somebody a job so that they wouldn't need charity. The liberal blind spot is so vast it is almost inconceivable.

    June 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Reply
  4. Susan

    Thank you for your excellent show on income equality. But I needed to take a shower after viewing in order to get the distaste of the 1% off of me. I am pleased that you were able to raise $31000 for the wonderful organization you highlighted in your show. But if those 1%ers had emptied their wallets and purses, way more than $31000 would have fallen out. That they would not have given more is just amazing to me. And to think that an organization that helps 62000 people a year, located only 2 miles from that opulent home, has never received more than $1000 in a single donation is a sign of how ignorant and self-centered those wealthy people are. To me, and to 99% of people, $31000 is a LOT of money. But to that crowd? It is nothing. And they should be ashamed.

    June 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  5. Kelly13

    I enjoy these shows but wish they could be a little more honest and less slanted and PC. In last nights episode about income, I was waiting for a report on how illegals have affected our job market. The bricklayer who is out of work and can't find a job in New Orleans....don't you think illegals coming in and working for less money might be the reason? They can work for less because they don't pay taxes, get free food and government assistance. They get money from us..the legal citizens. Our fast food jobs that college kids need are taken up by illegals. Our country's main drain is the illegal immigration problem. Why don't we stop it? Washington is run by big money and big business, Big business relies on cheap labor. Cheap labor is the illegal. Illegals are paid for by us...the middle class.

    June 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm | Reply
  6. Jacqueline

    Income disparity.
    Morgan Spurlock should have done a lot better in raising funds for the poor people of New Orleans. Isn't it a shame that so "many million dollars assets" were gathered to raise fund, and they ONLY came up with $30,000. Shame on those people!! Do they understand the problem? No, they laugh about it. I believe Morgan should get back to them and ask them to help each of the 62,000 who go through the TCA door each year.

    June 2, 2014 at 10:29 am | Reply
  7. lorraine

    on this episode the little rich girl has apparently been told she owns marie antoinettes bed, bs. it is a replica and her rich parents are deluding her. they do not own maries bed. someone should clue them in. lol

    June 2, 2014 at 1:42 am | Reply

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