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Money as Debt 2: Promises Unleashed

Money As Debt II: Promises Unleashed

Bailouts, stimulus packages, debt piled upon debt...Where will it all end? How did we get into a situation where there has never been more material wealth & productivity and yet everyone is in debt to bankers? And now, all of a sudden, the bankers have no money and we the taxpayers, have to...

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Bigger Than Enron

Bigger Than Enron

On June 15, a Houston jury convicted Arthur Andersen — the 89-year-old accounting firm once known as the gold standard of integrity in auditing — for obstruction of justice in the government’s investigation of Enron, Andersen’s biggest client. With the demise of Andersen, the American...

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Britain's Bad Housing

Britain's Bad Housing

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Gordon Brown placed housing firmly at the top of the government's agenda, unveiling plans to build three million homes by 2020 - possibly the biggest building programme in Britain for 30 years. But in this edition of Dispatches, reporter Andrew Gilligan...

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Monopoly Men: Federal Reserve Fraud

Monopoly Men: Federal Reserve Fraud

The Federal Reserve, or the Fed as it is lovingly called, may be one of the most mysterious entities in modern American government. Created during Wilson's presidency to protect the economy in times of financial turmoil, its real business remains to be discovered. During the Wilson presidency,...

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The Supermarket That's Eating Britain

The Supermarket That's Eating Britain

Tesco is Britain's favorite supermarket. With 2,000 stores and 15 million customers a week, it's almost twice as big as its nearest rival. Dispatches shows how Tesco could soon become even bigger, and asks if this retail giant is abusing its power. In The Supermarket That's Eating Britain, Ben...

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Iraq's Missing Billions

Iraq's Missing Billions

The British and American coalition which had overthrown Saddam Hussein was given a very special responsibility by the United Nations. It was given trusteeship of more than 20 billion dollars that belonged to the people of Iraq. Over the next 40 months, it...

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Supermarket Secrets

Dispatches: Supermarket Secrets

How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are we paying for the homogenized, cheap and convenient food that supermarkets specialize in? In a two-part programme, journalist Jane Moore investigates how...

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Bush Family Fortunes

Bush Family Fortunes

There were other connections between the Bushs and the Saudis. Carlyle Group, which hired both George Bush junior and senior, received major funds and worked for Saudi Royals and the Bin Laden family. This hour long documentary follows the award-winning reporter-sleuth Greg Palast on the trail...

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The Cost of a Coke

The Cost of a Coke

Coca Cola, we've found out, has actually been cooperating with paramilitaries in Colombia to execute workers in their own bottling plants that are trying to form unions and trying to demand better working conditions. So we've been able to bring this to the attention of Universities and say 'if...

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Big Sugar

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

Big Sugar explores the dark history and modern power of the world's reigning sugar cartels. Using dramatic reenactments, it reveals how sugar was at the heart of slavery in the West Indies in the 18th century, while showing how present-day consumers are slaves to a sugar-based diet. Going...

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Argentina's Economic Collapse

Argentina's Economic Collapse

After many years of apathy in the country, the insurrection exploded. The spontaneous revolt of faceless people meant saucepans were being banged in every neighborhood, all the way to the city's vital centers. What happened to Argentina? How was it possible that in so rich a country so many...

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