Category “Economics”

1929: The Great Crash

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 of banks failed, millions lost everything. The crash was followed by a depression that spread across the world, lasting for a decade and was a prelude to war. This is the story of a financial disaster that we hopped would never happen...

Watch Documentary

TRADER: The Documentary

Paul Tudor Jones is the founder of Tudor Investment Corporation, a private management company and hedge fund. As of March of last year (2014) Forbes Magazine ranked him as the 108th richest American with a net worth of $4.3 billion, this figure also makes him the 345th richest in the world. This film was originally released in November of 1987 on public TV but is quite rare as Jones for some reason requested it to be removed from circulation in 1990, it shows Jones accurately predicting the stock crash of the same...

Watch Documentary

Money and Power in North Korea: Hidden Economy

With the ever growing number of sanctions being put on North Korea, the hermit country is becoming increasing cut off from the rest of the world. This film asks the question, how is it Kim Jong Un's regime has managed to stay in power given the fact that the country is suffering financially from such sanctions. Using interviews with once high-ranking officials from within the leaderships inner circle and conducting an investigation in several countries reveal the internal workings of the secret state and the existence of previously unknown funds that only the supreme leader can freely...

Watch Documentary

China’s Home Invasion

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 this episode of 101 East by Al Jazeera, drew Drew Ambrose asks if Chinese home buyers are a force to...

Watch Documentary

The Super-Rich and Us

The super-rich are taking over, 85 people own the same wealth as half the worlds population, never before has money been so polarised. In this two part BBC series Jacques Peretti decides to take it upon himself to find out how the super-rich changed Britain, but are they benefiting the public, making us richer or simply creating a more divided society? and who sold us the idea that the super-rich would make the nations people better off. This is the story of the super-rich and...

Watch Documentary

Princes of the Yen

Princes of Yen is a film based off of a book by Professor Richard Werner who was a researcher that visited the Bank of Japan during the 90's crash which saw the market fall by about 80% and house prices rise 84%. The film sets about revealing the real cause behind this and how once beaten in World War II it's society was molded to suit the plans of those in power, to which the citizens themselves were kept in the dark about. Using old footage and interviews of Richard Werner himself we are shown what really happened in Japan almost 25 years ago and what appears to be happening in Europe...

Watch Documentary

The Secret World of Gold

Billions of years ago the Earth passed through an exploding star and was showered in molten gold. The Inca's called gold the sweat of the Sun and told their stories with it. The Egyptians saw it as the breath of God and buried their Pharaohs in it. In India the golden temple of Amritsar is secrete destination a reminder of how most of the great religions celebrate the precious metal gold. In all of the world no other word still evokes such wealth and power. The Romans called gold the mussels of war, with gold a triumphant Napoleon gilded Paris, to finance The Third Reich Hitler was...

Watch Documentary

Money and Life

We are currently living in a society where money has become the main objective for everything we can think of. The average person focuses more on bringing home a pay check than living life itself, doing things in which they hate, things that drain them in order to sustain an income. Life would obviously be terribly difficult without a source of income as bills will always haunt us and food needs to be bought, but why is this so? and why do we have to become so consumed with the concept of earning money that it can ruin our relationships with one another? This documentary takes a look at...

Watch Documentary

Amazon’s Retail Revolution

British people now do more of their shopping online than any other nation and in 2013, tens of millions of British customers used Amazon to buy 4.5 billion pounds' worth of goods. The story of the growing use of Amazon is the story of the internet age. Time and again, founder Jeff Bezos has moved the goalposts for many industries. Publishers, retailers and even the French minister of culture criticise Amazon's practices and bemoan its sheer size, but Amazon defends its record for providing customers with choice and competitive prices. Furthermore, Bezos' confidence in his mantra of 'start...

Watch Documentary