Economics - 4

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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Time for Change

Time for Change

Meet the new revolutionaries of the Do-It-Yourself cultures in Barcelona, Tallin and Jakarta. They are modern day heroes. They do not wait for political parties or institutions to change their world; they simply do it themselves, by creating new local currencies, by...

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Europe on the Brink

Europe on the Brink

In this documentary, Wall Street Journal editors and reporters examine the origins of Europe's debt crisis and why it spread with such ferocity to engulf much of the continent and threaten the entire world. Had Europe faced up to the Greek problem...

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Culture in Decline: Economics 101

Culture in Decline: Economics 101

The topic of this show entitled Economics 101 deals with the subject of Economic Calculation, Market Rationale and its effects, along with considerations of the Scientific Principles of Sustainability. This episode features long winded and generally insulting rhetoric, a special guest Gremlin,...

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