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Russell Brand's 'Emperor's New Clothes' advocates with fun and wit

Russell Brand's 'Emperor's New Clothes' advocates with fun and wit

In Michael Winterbottom and Russell Brand's documentary, "The Emperor's New Clothes," the Hans Christian Andersen classic becomes an allegory for economic injustice: It proposes that the weavers from the bedtime story are analogous to today's bankers, bond dealers, traders and hedge-fund managers.

Touching on income inequality, trillion-dollar bailouts, billion-dollar bonuses, insider trading, privatization of public housing and social services, quantitative easing, student debt, outsourcing, et al., the film lays out its case against free-market fundamentalism with facts, common sense, humor, heart and adorable primary school kids instead of tiresome rhetoric. Advocacy...

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