Search Results in Economics

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 • 37 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 • 144 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 • 185 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 • 214 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 • 188 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...
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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...

Red Obsession

Economics • 224 views
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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 • 258 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...

The Money Fix

Economics • 277 views
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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...