Search Results in Economics

It’s not every family that hollywood makes an oscar nominated movie about, nor one that so successfully cements the Rothschilds reputation as the most famous family in the world. They are enormously wealthy and enormously private which in turn fuels the endless speculation regarding the real e...
Ten years ago on the 7th October 2008, Britain almost went completely bust. The giant Royal Bank of Scotland known as RBS had run out of cash. It was said that they couldn’t even get to the end of the day, the bank was doomed and the government had a mere 24 hours to step in and save the Briti...
In society today there is a growing demand for organic food, but with this demand comes risk, do we as consumers always get what it says on the label? Of course anyone who opts for organic food clearly wants to lead a healthier life, but is organic food actually better for you when conventional farm...
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Starting out with the collapse of Bear Stearns, this FRONTLINE special Inside The Meltdown delves into the depths of the financial crisis of 2008 and the events which caused it to happen. It was the worst crash  seen in the market for 70 years, making it new territory for the politicians of the time...
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On June 15, a Houston jury convicted Arthur Andersen — the 89-year-old accounting firm once known as the gold standard of integrity in auditing — for obstruction of justice in the government’s investigation of Enron, Andersen’s biggest client. With the demise of Andersen, the...
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The Impact of the BitcoinThe rise of the bitcoin as a virtual currency is prompting both excitement and concerns around the world. This program examines the 2 sides of the bitcoin system: what makes it so popular and convenient, but why it's also a risky asset and a major platform for illegal transa...

Amazon Rising

Economics • 454 views
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Amazon Rising is and hour long special by CNBC and hosted by David Faber, examining the worlds largest e-tailer the show doesn’t necessarily uncover any big secrets lurking behind the company but rather provides an in depth look at how they manager to shift such a large volume of product and h...
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In this episode of BBC’s Panorama, serious questions are raised for the British government and the city of London, all in regards to an apparent effort by the biggest bank to help some of their biggest and most wealthy clients dodge paying tax.When the government found out about this scheme, P...
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Greece on the Brink - The Crisis of Capitalism and the Socialist SolutionThis film gives an in-depth insight into the profound crisis that Greece is facing today. Greece took over the EU Presidency at the beginning of 2014. At different festivities celebrating this occasion, European and Greek polit...

Affluenza

Economics • 534 views
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Through revealing personal stories, expert commentary, hilarious old film clips, dramatized vignettes, and “anti-commercial” breaks, Affluenza examines the high cost of achieving the most extravagant lifestyle the world has ever seen.Last year, Americans, who make up only five percent of...
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Eight ordinary people are given a million dollars, a fortnight of intensive training and two months to run their own hedge fund. Can they make a killing?The experiment reveals the inner workings of a City trading floor. The money is supplied by hedge fund manager Lex van Dam: he wants to see if ordi...

Black Money

Economics • 556 views
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n Black Money, Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman investigates this shadowy side of international business, shedding light on multinational companies that have routinely made secret payments — often referred to as “black money” — to win billions in business. “The thing about black money is you c...
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Pyramids of Waste (2010) also known as “The lightbulb conspiracy” is a documentary about the negative effects of consumerism and planned obsolescence.The light bulb conspiracy is a theory that the leading manufacturers of incandescent light bulbs have conspired to keep the lifetime of th...

Gashole

Economics • 562 views
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What caused America to go from being a leading exporter of oil to the world’s largest importer? What are the economic and sociological forces that have contributed to that change and impede its solution?Gashole is an eye-opening documentary about the history of oil prices and sheds light on a secret...
A 2-year old, who became a global YouTube sensation in the summer of 2010, has unwittingly become the poster child and symptom of a Big Tobacco-sponsored battle being waged in developing markets. Vanguard correspondent Christof Putzel heads to Indonesia, where he exposes Big Tobacco’s successful and...
A Documentary examining Germany’s economic power and the automobile industry at the heart of it. Across the world, the badges of Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and Mercedes inspire immediate awe.Even in Britain, where memories of Second World War run deep, we can’t resist the appeal of a German c...
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It is not just the banks that are in danger of going under. It is entire economies. They are the ones in need of emergency cash to stay afloat. For some time we have been saying that Europe’s financial ‘white knight’ may end up wearing Chinese armour or even a South American unifor...
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This documentary made by John Pilger in 1982 traces the history of these brands against the backdrop of global politics. The second world war was the perfect vehicle for Coca-Cola distribution (including to the Nazis), bottling plants on frontlines paid for by the US war department. Nixon got Kremli...
Released in 1975 by World Research, Inc. Includes an introduction by then-Secretary of the Treasury, William E. Simon, and interviews with professors Walter Heller (University of Minnesota) and Milton Friedman (University of Chicago). Moderated by Dr. Richard Rogge (Wabash College). The film also fe...
Dispatches investigates one of the most powerful and influentialpolitical lobbies in Britain, which is working in support of theinterests of the State of Israel. Despite wielding greatinfluence among the highest realms of British politics and media,little is known about the individuals and groups wh...
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Wegmans Cruelty is a half hour documentary produced by a small investigative team from the organization Compassionate Consumers. Organization members contacted Wegmans Food Markets to try to hold some meaningful dialogue about the conditions at Wegmans Egg Farm, and were then misled and dismissed by...
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How much longer will the dollar last? This brief documentary outlines the forces that are working against it. Despite continued assurances about America"s economic strength and global influence, scores of nations around the world are rapidly divesting themselves from their dependency on the wor...
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The Codes of Gender applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman’s ground-breaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape, showing how one of American popular culture’s most influential forms communicates normative ideas about masculinity and femininity, the relationship bet...
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Meet the new revolutionaries of the Do-It-Yourself cultures in Barcelona, Tallin and Jakarta. They are modern day heroes. They do not wait for political parties or institutions to change their world; they simply do it themselves, by creating new local currencies, by working in social networks or by...
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As the government prepares an emergency budget to help pay for thebank bailout, Will Hutton investigates the banks and what they've donewith our money.He discovers that while ordinary taxpayers take the pain, for the banks it's largely business as usual. Huttonanalyses the banks' accounts and shows...

Rising Gulf

Economics • 668 views
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This Dutch documentary examines the silent revolution that is taking place in the United Arab Emirates (and the Gulf region in general) where Bedouin tents have been replaced by luxury and indulgence. While most of the world media’s Middle East focus has been portraying the region as a source of con...
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The Bhopal disaster (also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy) is the world’s worst industrial catastrophe. It occurred on the night of December 2-3, 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. A leak of methyl isocyanate gas and other che...
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A look at the failures of the banks, hard times in Israeli kibbutz and how they are surviving the financial crisis. How the countries that are affected by the typhoons are surviving. A look at GM.
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The world is a largely capitalistic economy - one that even communist China is embracing. But with a worldwide financial crisis, towering government debt and the public outrage of the 99 per cent, perhaps the free market is not free enough.The world's largest economy, the US, has a $15.2tn debt. Acc...
John Perkins was a prominent member of the top-secret team of "economic hit men" who used fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, military coups and murder to create the global American empire after World War II. After a long internal struggle between his g...
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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...

Money As Debt

Economics • 718 views
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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 • 719 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...

Four Horsemen

Economics • 726 views
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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...