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Friday Movie Night - The Yes Men

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!

 

This week's films are by The Yes Men. These guys are a scream. They walk right into organizations like the WTO and give incredible phony presentations, which believe it or not, many in the audience just nod, approve and praise.

The Yes Men Fix the World

Friday Movie Night - Risky Business

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!

 

Tonight's Friday Movie Night is a little different and why it's being posted early. Senator Bryon Dorgan has come alive and getting involved in financial reform. This is great news for Dorgan predicted derivatives were a very serious problem 15 years ago (take that Taleb & Roubini!). First, below is Dorgan's call to action. Next is a talk on derivatives and financial reform by Dorgan. Finally is Senator Bernie Sander''s Too Big to Exist bill which breaks up the systemically risky institutions.

Considering we have financial lobbyists writing the House derivatives bill (exceptional piece by William Greider) and a complex maze of financial reform (where we are still digging through to find the loopholes exemptions), we call your attention to a refreshing breeze blowing down from common sense North Dakota.

Senator Bryon Dorgan is requesting you get involved in demanding common sense financial regulatory reform and reinstate Glass-Steagall (separate out FDIC insured banks from investment banks).

Friday Movie Night - The CCC

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!

 

Considering today's double digit unemployment rate, I thought looking at government run employment programs of the past might be a good place to start. PBS, (a really crappy video site, no embedding) has a documentary of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal jobs program, online. Click below to watch:

AE CCC thumb

 

One on the FDIC & SEC:

Friday Movie Night - Close to Home

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!

 

I debated about showing this Frontline video because it is personal stories. But the film came back in my mind over the week. Some of the images of perfectly capable Americans, people who played by all of the rules, now living on the tail end of the American dream, brought to you by Visa and Mastercard, the amazing number of people over 40 who cannot get a job, the fear, the terror, the broken spirits, haunted me over the week. This same story is being played out in every coffee shop or beauty salon in America. The only thing that bothers me is the fear. People need to turn that fear into anger, get active and demand a good job and their American dream back.

 

Friday Movie Night - Frontline: The Warning

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!

 

Frontline has a must watch documentary on the woman who tried to warn on derivatives and the shadow banking system and the men who stopped her. Realize if she had prevailed the financial crisis probably never would have happened.

Friday Movie Night - Wall St. is in Charge

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!

 

First is quite a bombshell from Bill Moyer's Journal on the financial bail outs. Congress Representative Marcy Kaptur and Economist Bill Simon brazenly say Wall Street is in charge of the government. This is a must watch.

Wall Street is in Charge

 

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