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Let's Make Money

Posted by sandoval at January 8, 2016, 8:25 pm in Movies » Documentary - Economics

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Most of us don't know where their money is. However, one thing is for certain, it's is not in the bank to which we entrusted it.

The bank and our money is already a part of the cycle of the global money market.

Let’s Make Money is an anti-capitalist Austrian documentary by Erwin Wagenhofer released in 2008.

It is about aspects of the development of the world wide financial system, focusing on how elitists economically exploit the rest of society, especially in the developing world, but also in western nations.

The film starts by ... read more

The Bitcoin Gospel

Posted by barrios at December 28, 2015, 7:57 pm in Movies » Documentary - Economics

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The Bitcoin Gospel is a documentary film that talks about the power of Bitcoin in today's world. When the financial world collapsed in 2008, a mysterious genius under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto presented the architecture for the perfect, bankless currency. Bitcoins can’t be forged, and can be transferred worldwide with one click of a button, without transaction costs. Up till today, nobody knows who Nakamoto is, but his invention of the first decentralized cryptocurrency became world-famous within a couple of years. Bitcoin was initially dismissed as unsafe and only interesting to criminals. But in fits and starts, the exchange rate kept going up, and more and more banks and governments are realizing that bitcoin is an invention they can’t ignore.... read more

Princes of the Yen

Posted by jurgen at December 13, 2014, 5:15 pm in Movies » Documentary - Economics

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Set in 20th Century Japan the documentary explores the role and power of Central Banks and how they can be used to change a country's economic political and social structures A documentary adaption off the book by Professor Richard Werner.

The film opens on archival footage from the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, and works to set the stage for what would become an American-led occupation of post-war Japan where Democracy was imposed upon the nation "as if they'd never heard of it." The commercial banking system of the country was logically in shambles, with most of its assets being comprised of war bonds and loans to industries that had been wrecked by the war - rendering it basically bankrupt.

This shortcoming was alleviated by the Japanese central bank swooping in and buying these worthless assets with newly-created reserves. The first two post-war Japanese central bank governors were appointed by the American occupation hierarchy, and numerous other high-ranking government officials that would assume power in the war's aftermath were... read more

Who Took Down Stockton?

Posted by timon at September 18, 2014, 9:04 pm in Movies » Documentary - Economics

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"Who Took Down Stockton?," examines how Stockton, California, became the largest city in American history to file for bankruptcy.This short documentary seeks to discover the cause behind the intended rise and subsequent fall of a city run into the ground by a combination of optimism, idealism, and greed.

The audience is given a brief history of Stockton's status as an impoverished neighborhood during the economic downturn of the 1970s and how, in the late 1990s, a new mayor and town manager aimed to turn things around through the development of a vast stadium and lavish downtown waterfront district. The area was experiencing a housing boom at the time, but although there was good tax revenue coming from the housing swell, the city council also sought another means to pay for the development project; they would sell $47M in municipal bonds.

The decision was made with only one dissenting councilmember expressing reservations. The bonds, typically considered a safe bet when used to fund general city infrastructure projects and not... read more

Hidden Secrets of Money

Posted by donatien at September 7, 2014, 4:29 pm in Movies » Documentary - Economics

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Money is just an instrument for buying your time. It's a canister to hold your financial power until you're prepared and comfortable enough to re-distribute it or use it. But the whole world has been alienated from the actual money and has been tricked into utilizing a currency - a dishonest fraud that is quietly depriving you from your two most important assets.

We are spiraling into an era of economic catastrophe that is the most extreme the world has ever seen. The affluence relocation that will happen in this decade will be the biggest one in history. Actually wealth is never lost, it is only shifted. And that means that on the other side of every catastrophe there is a moment of opportunity.

The good news is that all you have to accomplish to change this crisis into your favor is to educate yourself. The greatest investment that you can make in your life is... read more

Meltdown

Posted by aloisio at March 28, 2014, 6:51 pm in Movies » Documentary - Economics

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Doc Zone has traveled the world - from Wall Street to Dubai to China - to investigate The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse. Meltdown is the story of the bankers who crashed the world, the leaders who struggled to save it and the ordinary families who got crushed.

September 2008 launched an extraordinary chain of events: General Motors, the world’s largest company, went bust. Washington Mutual became the world's largest bank failure. Lehman Brothers became the world’s largest bankruptcy ever - The damage quickly spread around the world, shattering global confidence in the fundamental structures of the ... read more

How China Fooled The World (2014)

Posted by Artavan at March 19, 2014, 8:07 pm in Movies » Documentary - Economics

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Robert Peston travels to China to investigate how this mighty economic giant could actually be in trouble.

China is now the second largest economy in the world and for the last 30 years China's economy has been growing at an astonishing rate. While Britain has been in the grip of the worst recession in a generation, China's economic miracle has wowed the world.

It is a story of spending and investment on a scale never seen before in human history -- 30 new airports, 26,000 miles of motorways and a new skyscraper every five days have been built in China in the last... read more

Not Business As Usual

Posted by crispino at March 5, 2014, 7:16 pm in Movies » Documentary - Economics

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Not Business As Usual is a provocative look at capitalism and its unintended price of success. According to Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab, twentieth century capitalism has one rule in its operating system which is that the purpose of the corporation is to maximize shareholder value exclusively, even if that means that there are significant unintended consequences.

It’s amazing how consumers have an unshakeable trust in the products they buy without bothering to check the ingredients or the manufacturer. History has taught us that on many occasions a product that was deemed “harmless for human consumption” turned out to be toxic or poisonous. Yet consumers continue to blindly buy whatever is placed out there and businesses make a whopping profit.

This happens because the mentality that “people who are successful have stuff” has shaped the minds of generations since WWII. And so people get into the habit of... read more

Greece on the Brink - The Crisis of Capitalism and the Socialist Solution

Posted by Azul at February 15, 2014, 9:31 pm in Movies » Documentary - Economics

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This documentary 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 politicians tried to ensure the public that the worst is over and that the country is leaving the crisis behind. However, reality is something else entirely.

The country, which is facing the seventh year of a deep recession, is in a state of absolute collapse at all levels: financially, socially and politically. The Greek population has been exposed to a radical change in their lives. Joblessness, homelessness and suicide rates have all hit a sad record high. Soup kitchens spring up like mushrooms and the country's public assets are for sale.

Through so-called "rescue packages" the country is in reality enslaved to the Troika, consisting of the European Union Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The mechanism of the debt repayment resembles the Structural Adjustment Programmes carried out by the IMF and the World Bank in developing countries. These bail-out packages - far from helping the Greek people - have only benefited the financial sector.

The impressive fight back against these measures in the last few years has been immense, with a countless number of demonstrations, general strikes and occupations of squares. However, on the other hand, the ... read more

Enough Is Enough (2014)

Posted by amauri at February 13, 2014, 9:14 pm in Movies » Documentary - Economics

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Enough Is Enough lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth-an economy where the goal is enough, not more.

“Based on the best-selling book by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill, the film explores specific strategies to fix the financial system, reduce inequality, create jobs, and more.

Drawing on the expertise of Tim Jackson, Kate Pickett, Andrew Simms, Natalie Bennett, and Ben Dyson, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for... read more

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