economic videos

Friday Movie Night - Frontline's Sick Around America Edition

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Tonight's video is Frontline's Sick Around America.

 

Now the start of this video shows someone from Microsoft who clearly is not under the age of 30. We know this is false and Microsoft uses thousands of H-1B workers, contractors and other methods to labor arbitrage workers and deny full participation in benefits. So take their corporate health care plug with a grain of salt.

 

Friday Movie Night - The Madoff Affair

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This week's video is Frontline's The Madoff Affair. Be aghast at how people of the super elite wealthy class are just as stupid as regular folk. Be horrified on how rock star status trumps facts, evidence and anything based in reality. Were you aware Bernie Madoff was a NASDAQ chairman at one point?

 

 

Friday Movie Night - Bill Moyers Does Econ Edition

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Journalist Bill Moyers had done a series of interviews with economists, experts on the financial crisis and they are bombshells. Below are some of the must see interviews.

 

Simon Johnson & Michael Perino, Part I

Johnson, Perino

 

Friday Movie Night - Stewart vs. Cramer plus the Wobblies Edition

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Unless you have been hiding in a black box, you could not have missed hearing about Jon Stewart's attack on CNBC. Jim Cramer went on the Daily Show and here is the resulting interview:

 

Cramer vs. Stewart, I

 

Friday Movie Night - The Ascent of Money Edition

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This week is Economist and Historian Niall Ferguson's 6 part PBS documentary The Ascent of Money. Niall Ferguson goes through the history of finance and also shows globalization is not new, but simply a very old game, revised. Dr. Ferguson has a book of the same title.

Friday Movie Night - The Meltdown of the House of Cards Edition

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We have some real gems this week! The list is long so make sure you click on the entire post, all are must see videos.

First are two exceptional documentaries, CNBC's House of Cards and Frontline's Inside the Meltdown. Former IMF chief economist Bill Simon gave an truth telling Bill Moyers interview that to truly deal with the financial crisis one must confront and break up the oligarchs. (you know our corporate elite).

Frontline is running a series on the financial crisis and the first installment, Inside the Meltdown is below.

Inside The Meltdown

Friday Movie Night - The Progressive Era, Roaring 20's & Great Depression

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This evening it is back to high school to watch some films on the Progressive and Populist Political movements as well as the 1920's and 1930's.

No, you are not experiencing a past life.

Didn't someone say history repeats itself?

Friday Movie Night - Trade and The WTO

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Today we are hearing how Buy American is this awful thing, lobbyists screaming threats of boogie man trade war, retribution from the biggest bad ass on the global stage, The World Trade Organization, and other fear mongering things that go bump in the night when the United States tries to stimulate it's own domestic economy in any method that might actually....stimulate the economy.

So, with that, today's videos are a lassoed roundup describing the history of trade, some facts about the WTO and US trade policy.

First up in a more layman's documentary describing what the WTO really is:

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