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The Food Speculator

The Food Speculator

Assuming the role of a speculator, director Kees Brouwer tries to find out whether he is merely taking advantage of the opportunity offered to investors by the food scarcity, or that, through this abstract world of financial products, he is drastically interfering in poor people's lives. Increasing...

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The Chicago Sessions

The Chicago Sessions

Widely known philosopher and University of Chicago Law School professor Martha Nussbaum explores the ethical implications of the financial crisis during three sessions with a group of ten talented law and philosophy students. The grounds of the University of Chicago provide a compelling arena, since it is...

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The Tax Free Tour

The Tax Free Tour

Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much? Gaining insight from international tax experts, Backlight director Marije Meerman (the maker of Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street and Money and Speed: Inside the Black Box), takes a look at tax havens, the people who live there and...

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Phoning from the Philippines

Phoning from the Philippines

Move over India - Manila is the new call center capital of the world. With its English-speaking workforce, geopolitical stability and embracement of Western culture, the Philippines is fast becoming the world's hottest destination for call centers. Established in just a decade, the outsourcing industry now employs...

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All Wars are Bankers' Wars

All Wars are Bankers' Wars

The United States fought the American Revolution primarily over King George III's Currency act, which forced the colonists to conduct their business only using printed bank notes borrowed from the Bank of England at interest. After the revolution, the new United States adopted a radically different economic...

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Stealing Africa

Stealing Africa

Zambia's copper resources have not made the country rich. Virtually all Zambia's copper mines are owned by corporations. In the last ten years, they've extracted copper worth $29 billion but Zambia is still ranked one of the twenty poorest countries in the world. So why hasn't copper...

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The Ka-Ching Dynasty

The Ka-Ching Dynasty

The economic transformation of China has been electrifying. But with Europe teetering and the US plodding, can the biggest tiger of all keep on roaring? China's super-rich certainly think they can. The Chinese economy is booming at a blistering pace. China now has almost a million millionaires,...

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Money and Speed: Inside the Black Box

Money and Speed: Inside the Black Box

Money and Speed: Inside the Black Box is a thriller based on actual events that takes you to the heart of our automated world. Based on interviews with those directly involved and data visualizations up to the millisecond, it reconstructs the flash crash of May 6th 2010:...

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Culture in Decline: Consumption-Vanity Disorder

Culture in Decline: Consumption-Vanity Disorder

The last thing that fish would ever notice in its habitat is the water. Likewise the most obvious and powerful realities of our human culture seemed also be the most unrecognized. And it is only when we take pause, often at the risk of social alienation, to...

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The dot.com Bubble

The dot.com Bubble

Bubbles are when a products value continues to rise beyond its true value. But what happens when the bubble inevitably bursts? What are the types of economic bubbles? Intrinsic bubbles, informational bubbles, classic bubbles and fads are all the results of over valued products. Tom Hadfield was...

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