Even though America is the richest country in all of human history, our infrastructure is collapsing, our schools are failing, our factories are empty, and our poverty levels are higher than at any other time in recent history.

So how can we be so rich and the economic picture look so dismal?

America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, fills in for Thom Hartmann on RT’s The Big Picture to discuss this with Les Leopold – Executive Director of the Labor Institute – and author of the new book Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice.