It’s easy to subscribe to the belief that America doesn’t have enough resources for everyone to enjoy a high standard of living. But Cheri Honkala, one of the leading figures in the movement against poverty, said at the Liberty Tree Foundation’s Democracy Convention in Madison, Wisconsin that this is a false message. America is an extraordinarily weathy country, and each resident can live wellbut according to Honkala, this will take a shift in people’s attitudes towards wealth distribution and self-sacrifice.

"I see many people who I think have united with some of the ideas and this concept of sharing," Honkala says in this video produced by The Nation and On The Earth Productions, "but are having a harder time playing it out in their lives. They’ve still got to hang onto the two SUVs."

—Carrie Battan