Search Results in Economics

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Do we live on a bubble? Is it possible for the heavily indebted American economy to collapse and take all of us down in a free fall with it? Have the days of the dollar been counted? Is it really unimaginable that we will see the time of the Great Depression repeating itself?VPRO Backlight and Dutch...
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In 1929 years of booming prosperity ended in catastrophe, it was the biggest stock market crash since record began. First time investors borrowed huge amounts of money to speculate with on the market. This lead to the market breaking very sharply, wiping out a lot of people with it, later thousands...
How do the rich avoid paying tax and protect their fortunes? Dispatches reveals the clever devices they use.With more than 20 millionaires in the cabinet, reporter Antony Barnett examines the financial affairs of some ministers and others who have helped the coalition.George Osborne says ‘we’re all...
Complex tax systems allow for avoidance, evasion and expensive administration costs to both the public and private purse. At the recent G8 summit, the UK placed tax compliance as one of the most important issues facing the world today.Our fiscal system is in need of serious and sincere reform and re...
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This 47-minute animated presentation of "Money as Debt" tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created. It is an entertaining way to get the message out.Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it i...
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With Hungary resuming its EU and IMF talks over a bailout, it seems that the country is out of options. The talks broke down in December over Hungary's new controversial constitution which curbed the independence of the Central Bank. Now the country is ready to make concessions for the IMF and the E...
In times of crisis people seek strong leaders and simple solutions. But what happens when their solutions are identical to the mistakes that caused the very crisis? ‘Overdose’ is the story of the greatest economic crisis of our age, the one that awaits us. The documentary traces the origins of the f...
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What we think about diamonds, is in fact, a myth. At the center of that myth is an illusion, that diamonds are valuable because they are rare. When writer Edward Epstein set out to investigate the diamond trade, he discovered that diamonds aren’t rare at all. Second only to Christmas, Valentine’s Da...
Puntland, one of the poorest regions in Africa, has been a semi-autonomous region in Somalia since 1998 when it was formed in response to the collapse of the government and the ongoing civil war in the south.It has been calm recently compared to the lawless south, but illegal fishing, dumping and pi...

Debtocracy

Economics • 49 views
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For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. Debtocracy seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the dominant media.Debtocracy is a 2011 documentary film by Katerina Kitidi and Aris Hatzistefanou. The documentary mainly focuses...
Ian Hislop reveals how many Victorian financiers were far from comfortable about their new-found riches, prompting them to give much of it away. Among the characters he profiles are self-made millionaire George Peabody, a merchant banker who managed to overturn his Scrooge-like reputation with a sur...
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Chinese property buyers are on a foreign spending spree in the worlds most sought after cities. From New York’s Manhattan to Sydney Harbour, real estate is seen as a safe way to stash money and a ticket to permanent residency. 660 billion dollars in Chinese personal wealth sits offshore and in...
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FOUR HORSEMEN is an award winning independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works. As we will never return to 'business as usual' 23 international thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how to establish a...
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When Atlantic Richfield prospectors struck oil at Prudhoe Bay early in 1968, they stumbled upon the largest oil field ever discovered in North America. Getting that oil out of Alaska would take nine years, employ some 78,000 people, cost more than $8 billion, and require threading 800 miles of steel...
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How Money Is Made - Documentary All about currency. How money is printed in the United States mint, the Treasury Department, counterfeiters and thieves are all explained in depth. Film Duration: 47 min
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As the credit crunch continues to leave Britain cash-strapped and highstreet banks report huge losses, Dispatches investigates who isresponsible for the current crisis. Reckless lending and riskyinvestments have been blamed for directly driving up mortgage rates andincreasing the numbers of people l...
Thanks to Sebastian and many others that requested this documentary. The United States has been spending its way deeper and deeper into the red, and saddling future generations with the mess—but who’s paying attention?To answer that question, this documentary talks with some of the most revere...
Ryanair was founded in 1985 by Irish businessman Tony Ryan. It is Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, operating 270 low-fare routes to 21 European countries. Two Dispatches undercover reporters spent five months secretly filming Ryanair’s training programme and onboard flights as members...
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Script in part based on presentation by Nick Barisheff, president and CEO Bullion Management Group Inc. at the Empire Club in Toronto Canada January 6, 2011For actual speech visit www.bmgbullion.com at these links:Speech: http://bmgbullion.com/document/806PPT presentation: http://bmgbullion.com/docu...
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Shortly after the start of the financial crisis of 2008, sociologist Manuel Castells surrounded himself with a small group of top international intellectuals to discuss the crisis in depth. Castells christened his group "The Aftermath Network". From the start the members of the Aftermath n...
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RED OBSESSION, the documentary about wine in China and the changing global market as it is connected to the Chinese economy, is shared with BYOD by director Warwick Ross. The economic boom of China, faking fine wine through knock-offs and old bottles, and the fascination with French wine is discusse...
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Zambia’s copper resources have not made the country rich. Virtually all Zambia’s copper mines are owned by corporations. In the last ten years, they’ve extracted copper worth $29 billion but Zambia is still ranked one of the twenty poorest countries in the world.So why hasn’t copper wealth reduced p...
2014. The burning question right now for Scotland is: Would it be richer or poorer if it became independent, than if it stays with the United Kingdom? Is there a clear economic case for Scotland either to constitute itself as an independent nation or remain part of the UK? Scotland is on the market,...
The Best Practices in Rural Alberta Project culminated in September 2012, after two and a half years of community engagement; research into the examination of leadership strengths and practices; incredible youth development; and video capture in preparation for a documentary film. This documentary p...

FUEL

Economics • 79 views
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Eleven years in the making, FUEL is the in-depth personal journey of filmmaker and eco-evangelist Josh Tickell, who takes us on a hip, fast-paced road trip into America’s dependence on foreign oil.Combining a history lesson of the US auto and petroleum industries and interviews with a wide range of...
It is among the most famous of the great defenses of victimless crimes and controversial economic practices, from profiteering and gouging to bribery and blackmail. However, beneath the surface, this book is also an outstanding work of microeconomic theory that explains the workings of economic forc...
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Like many in the 1980’s, Nick Leeson wanted to be rich and successful, but Nick Leeson was also a very strange man, he had an extraordinary ability to manipulate and deceive those around him. This is his story. It is also a story about those he deceived. They willingly entered into a dream he wove,...
“Mark Whitacre-Operation Harvest King,” tells the story of Mark Whitacre, a high-level executive with Archer Daniels Midland, a Fortune 500 company, who worked undercover for three years to expose the largest price-fixing conspiracy in U.S. history.
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In Debt We Trust shows how the mall replaced the factory as America's dominant economic engine and how big banks and credit card companies buy our Congress and drive us into what a former major bank economist calls modern serfdom.Americans and our government owe trillions in consumer debt and the na...
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Money is just information, a way we measure what we trade, nothing of value in itself. And we can make it ourselves, to work as a complement to conventional money. It's just a matter of design. Money is at the intersection of nearly every aspect of modern life. Most of us take the monetary system fo...

Born Rich

Economics • 84 views
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First-time filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 23-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune, captures the rituals, worries and social customs of the young Trumps, Vanderbilts, Newhouses and Bloombergs in the documentary special, BORN RICH, a 2003 Sundance Film Festival selection. Offe...
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East Timor is one of the poorest countries in Asia. Its only economic hope for the future lies in massive reserves of oil and gas in the Timor Sea. But as small and young a state as it may be, it is certainly a nation of fighters. It’s now taking on some of the world’s biggest private en...
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Henry Hazlitt wrote this book following his stint at the New York Times as an editorialist. His hope was to reduce the whole teaching of economics to a few principles and explain them in ways that people would never forget. It worked. He relied on some stories by Bastiat and his own impeccable capac...
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The mighty Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, a giant which has fallen from grace. It’s sales are down and it’s also facing a criminal investigation into how it overstated it’s profits. In this film from panorama they take a peek into the inner workings of one of the UK&#8217...
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Evidence from Switzerland suggests that prescribing heroin can reduce crime and increase levels of employment among addicts. While still illegal in the UK, cannabis was downgraded to a category C drug in January 2004. Would drug legalisation really reduce crime overall, and would it make drug use an...
This episode tells the incredible story of how business has turned grain into one of the biggest success stories of the modern food industry.With unprecedented access to the world’s largest food companies, including Kellogg’s, this is the inside story of how breakfast cereals have transf...
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The traditional form of capitalism is putting a product or service to the market and making money. However, some businessmen contemplate that the real entrepreneurship is to figure out how the world is better off because of your product or service and bring that into the marketplace.Business is a ki...
Jordan Maxwell honors Jason Whitney with a special twenty-minute introduction into the esoteric foundation of words and terms frequently used in present-day society.Jason Whitney presents a brief, yet elaborate Power Point production which offers key insight as to how our legal system is predicated...
Documentary telling the story of how the Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland fell from grace in October 2008 under the leadership of chief executive Fred Goodwin, coming close to collapse as it posted record-breaking losses of $24billion. Senior figures at the institution at the time of the gover...
Protesters, Pirates, even Kidnappers are targeting todays super rich. Some say these threats are intensifying and as a result billionaires from around the world are fortifying their personal security with sophisticated, cutting edge and so called head of state level protection. From high security on...
After assessing today’s dwindling oil reserves and skyrocketing use of oil for fuels, plastics and chemicals, documentary The Oil Factor questions the motives for the U.S. wars in the Middle-East and Central Asia where 3/4 of the world’s oil and natural gas is located.With exclusive footage shot on...

Not For Sale

Economics • 91 views
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People all around the world are becoming increasingly dependent on a small number of large multinational businesses. Monsanto controls 90% of the production of genetically modified seeds. Microsoft holds an 88.26% market share of the software industry, followed by apple with Mac who hold 9.93%. Ever...
Part 1: The Keynes vs Hayak Rap. Part 2: Economics in One Lession. Part 3: How An Economy Grows and Why It Doesnt. Part 4: An Introduction to Austrian Economics.Economic progress is the number one enemy of the state. The richer people are, the less dependent, and the poorer people are, the more depe...
With the ever growing number of sanctions being put on North Korea, the hermit country is becoming increasing cut off from the rest of the world. This film asks the question, how is it Kim Jong Un’s regime has managed to stay in power given the fact that the country is suffering financially fr...
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For more than two years Europe has teetered on the edge of an economic precipice – one of the factors that has pushed Britain back into recession. How exactly did Europe get itself into the current financial mess? Talking to historians, economists and politicians, BBC business editor Robert Pe...
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371 Swiss banks stand accused of collaborating with the Nazis during World War II. This was suspected at the time by by U.S. Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau, who began investigating this collaboration. He found the Swiss were not alone. His archives reveal that both British and American banke...