Economics

California Dreaming

California is a strong brand, a land of dreams, movie stars, surfers and has a wonderful climate all year. But the state is practically bankrupt and the city of Los Angeles has no more cash. Public services are being scaled back and unemployment has been steadily increasing. But even in these dire financial times, feelings of entrepreneurship, optimism and a belief in America are stronger than eve

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An Inconvenient Death

For those who enjoyed the documentaries: "Capitalism: a love story" and "Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room" comes a middle class take on the economic collapse. "An Inconvenient Death" documents the death of the American working class and the catastrophic debt that is crushing American society. From the creator of "World`s Best Crap".

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The World’s Greatest Money Maker: Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is the greatest investor of all time. His decisions about buying shares and companies have beaten the stock market year after year and made him the richest person in the world – thought to be worth 37 billion dollars. Yet Buffett lives modestly in his native Omaha, in America’s mid-West, and runs his 150 billion dollar business with a staff of just twenty. Evan Davis meets him to

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Not for Sale

Not for Sale

People all around the world are becoming increasingly dependent on a small number of large multinational businesses. Monsanto controls 90% of the production of genetically modified seeds. Microsoft holds an 88.26% market share of the software industry, followed by apple with Mac who hold 9.93%. Everyday, 150 million people throughout the world, buy an Unilever product without even realising i

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Secret History of the Credit Card

The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. Credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are now at an all time high. With no legal limit on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged, credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry: more than $30 billion in profits last year alone. FRONTLINE examines how the credit card industry becam

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The Coca-Cola Case

This feature length documentary present a searing indictment of the Coca-Cola empire and its alleged kidnapping, torture and murder of union leaders trying to improve working conditions in Colombia, Guatemala and Turkey. The filmmakers follow labour rights lawyers Daniel Kovalik and Terry Collingsworth and an activist for the Stop Killer-Coke! campaign, Ray Rogers, as they attempt to hold the g

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Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis

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 financial crisis and explores the eerie similarities with today’s situation, where states like Greece

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Crash: How Long Will It Last?

In the second half of this special two-part Dispatches, economist and author Will Hutton continues the definitive insider’s account of how Britain’s economy went from boom to bust. Hutton reveals how those who tried to warn of the impending financial disaster were shouted down, ignored or fired. As a result, the repercussions of the collapse of Lehman Brothers hit an unprepared and vulnerable U

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Dispatches: How The Banks Never Lose

As the credit crunch continues to leave Britain cash-strapped and high street banks report huge losses, Dispatches investigates who is responsible for the current crisis. Reckless lending and risky investments have been blamed for directly driving up mortgage rates and increasing the numbers of people losing their homes. Dispatches investigates how the bank chiefs allowed this to happen and if

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