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Money, Banking, and The Federal Reserve System

Money, Banking, and The Federal Reserve System

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood The Monster. But to most Americans today, Federal Reserve is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the...

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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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Merchants of Cool

Frontline: Merchants of Cool

They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the next big thing that will snare the attention of their prey--a market segment worth an estimated $150...

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The Diamond Empire

Frontline: The Diamond Empire

What we think about diamonds, is in fact, a myth. At the center of that myth is an illusion, that diamonds are valuable because they are rare. When writer Edward Epstein set out to investigate the diamond trade, he discovered that diamonds aren't rare at all. Second only to Christmas,...

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Life and Debt

Life and Debt

Utilizing excerpts from the award-winning non-fiction text A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid, Life and Debt is a woven tapestry of sequences all focusing on the stories of individual Jamaicans whose strategies for survival and parameters of day-to-day existence are determined by the U.S. and...

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Banking With Hitler

Banking With Hitler

371 Swiss banks stand accused of collaborating with the Nazis during World War II. This was suspected at the time by by U.S. Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau, who began investigating this collaboration. He found the Swiss were not alone. His archives reveal that both British and American...

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