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Recorded February 25th, 2014 in Vancouver, BC Richard Heinberg speaks on his newest book, covering the short-term nature of the recent North American oil boom and the financial bubble that supports it.
This short film explores the idea of what a steady-state economy is comprised of and how it could positively impact human behavior and our survival on the planet. The consequences of the present free market economic model are discussed in terms of how it...
Temp labor is one of the fastest growing industries in the US. Increasingly, temp workers are part of a business strategy to keep costs down and profits high. From mega-retailers to mom-and-pop shops, temps are hired to do some of the hardest and most...
Abby Martin explores the public distrust of the US financial system, discussing the controversies surrounding 'High-Frequency Trading', a practice that involves advanced computer algorithms that gives buyers and sellers on Wall Street an advantage over the...
In the series “The Secret Life of a Food Stamp,” Marketplace reporter Krissy Clark traces how big-box stores make billions from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka food stamps. What’s more, the wages of many workers at these stores...
Our politicians are hung up on keeping the growth curve rising. But does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country's wealth and well-being? In this new RSA Short, Kate Raworth makes a powerful argument to look beyond economic growth alone for...
Exclusive: Pando Daily Senior Editor Mark Ames describes how his team uncovered secret internal memos between dozens of tech companies to fix wages for more than a million employees
Intro: 0:00 Part 1: Why Change?: 4:12 Part 2: Post Scarcity: 30:59 Part 3: Economic Organization and Calculation: 1:11:01 Q&A: 1:45:10 Berlin, Germany. November 12th, 2013   
As the government prepares an emergency budget to help pay for the bank bailout, Will Hutton investigates the banks and what they've done with our money. He discovers that while ordinary taxpayers take the pain, for the banks it's largely business as...
Sherron Watkins called out corporate corruption before whistle-blowing was cool. So why do decent folks sometimes get awkward around her?
Abby Martin goes over the strange rituals of secret societies, remarking on the Yale fraternity 'Skull & Bones' calling out the surreptitious behavior of two the society's most famous members including George W Bush and John Kerry. LIKE Breaking the Set @...
How does a global financial crisis permeate the spaces of everyday life in a city? From the streets of Athens, Greece, Future Suspended is divided in three sections. “Privatised” explores the legacy of mass privatisation projects that preceded the 2004...
It is time for America to reconsider who is dependent on welfare. Poverty is not only the lack of income and wealth but also the poverty of power. A key part of the poverty of power is to be defined as dependent: dependent on charity, handouts, welfare...
Complex tax systems allow for avoidance, evasion and expensive administration costs to both the public and private purse. At the recent G8 summit, the UK placed tax compliance as one of the most important issues facing the world today. Our fiscal system...
This animated short film visualizes what the Basic Income is, why a movement for it is growing around the globe, and how we could pay for it.
What's the problem with the world economy? It's debt -- too much personal debt -- too much corporate debt -- and most importantly, too much government debt. "People have a natural tendency to want to spend now and pay later. They will usually take any...
Can America follow the Swiss and afford to give its people a basic income? Due to Technological Unemployment, Ben Still believes the Basic Income not only is desirable, but will inevitably become essential in the long term. We will also need to...
A philosophical treatise against the practice of forced labor for income. An abridged reading of 'The Abolition of Work' by Bob Black. Please take the time to read the full, unedited essay available here: http://deoxy.org/endwork.htm Please consider...
It's the 21st century -- why are we working so much? And is there a solution that would have radically positive effects for all aspects of society and the economy? In Part 2: A Town Without Poverty Transcript: A lot of tasks are carried out by people...
We all use money, we all rely on money. But do we know how money works? Where does money come from? How is money created?
This TED Talk by Nick Hanauer was initially not posted by TED due to its controversial thesis.  In his short speech, Hanauer points out the inaccuracy of calling business owners "job creators", and the problems that result from perpetuating this world...
10 minutes of plain-spoken awesome. Economic Democracy is the BIG IDEA of our time. Make sure you don't miss the awesome moment starting at 2:30 that goes until 3:25!  "People will have to opt for either political democracy or economic democracy. That is...
Meet Nick Hanauer. He’s a very wealthy man, his family owns a lot of things, and he’s invested in some big companies that started out small (ahem ... Amazon...). He’s got a few things to say about who the job creators really are in our country, and it goes...
Enough Is Enough lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth-an economy where the goal is enough, not more. “Based on the best-selling book by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill, the film explores specific strategies...
If someone told you that a mountain of personal debt could be cleared via 3 simple changes to the way that money and banking works, would you like to know how? Would you like to see a more stable economy, with more jobs, less personal and government...
Not Business As Usual is a provocative look at capitalism and its unintended price of success. The film tracks the changing landscape of business with the rising tide of conscious capitalism through the stories of local entrepreneurs who have found...
PBS FRONTLINE's four-part series on the history and consequences of the the 2008 financial crisis.  This in-depth investigation tells the story of how the creation of an unregulated financial market led to a collapsing investment bank crisis and an...
Imagine a world where you know, regardless of the nature of your work, that your efforts provide you with a livelihood that contributes to the well-being of others - your family, your friends, and society as a whole - in a way that respects the ecological...
FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Street's leaders have escaped prosecution for any fraud related to the sale of bad mortgages. To watch the entire film, please go to the OFFICAL PBS FRONTLINE WEBSITE.
A cinema verite masterpiece...brilliantly captured... about an inner city pawnshop and a banker of last resort. The documentary from Gemini-award-winning filmmaker Rosie Dransfeld is set in a pawnshop. Its owner, David Woolfson, a bone-hard Jewish merchant...
Paul Jay from The Real News Network sits down with Ralph Nader for a fantastic interview.  This December, 2013 interview is in three segments and covers a range of topics. Part 1: McCarthyism Made Us Veer Away From A Systemic Doctrine For Change  Part 2...
Milan, august 2009. Four workers clime a 20 metres high gantry crane inside the hangar of the INNSE, the last active factory in Milan. They threaten to throw themselves down to stop the dismantling of the machineries and the closure of the factory they...
Ian MacKenzie An ardent filmmaker and media activist, Ian MacKenzie is dedicated to capturing and sharing glimpses of emerging human paradigms. MacKenzie's most recent film, Occupy Love, explores the growing realization that the dominant systems of power...
An apocalyptic documentary regarding the sorry state of the British Economy and it's colossal debt mountain. Warning: Unpleasant content. If MoneyWeek are to be believed, Britain's love affair with borrowing has put us on a collision course with complete...
This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff -- from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah -- confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction...
Goldman Sachs struck a deal with politicians to avoid paying property tax. Subsidised by the small businesses and home owners of New York City, the financiers are enriched, leaving the homeless searching for shelter at night. Scott Baker argues that it...
For more information & a to download the full thesis on the Dynamics of the Statecraft of Greed http://fredharrison.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Thesis-1-Statecraft-of-Greed.pdf Nations lose fortunes because of the taxes that penalise people who work...
Economists say there is no 'Silver Bullet' -- but with such wealth in the world, why are so many still so poor? Face it. The world is no closer to consigning poverty to history. Why is there still poverty from whole countries of the poor South, to the...
The green agenda has been hijacked, reveals Fred Harrison. To inflate corporate profits, the last of the commons (oceans and heaven) are being privatised in a financial scam that will create the Land Barons of the 21st century. Planet Earth is being...
Capitalism is built on a Royal Act of sacrilege, reports Fred Harrison. The historic injustice created a statecraft of greed and the financial model on which modern nations are built. This legitimised the violent streak in capitalism. In Part 2 of The...
The Killing Fields is a documentary highlighting the importance that economics and taxation plays in wildlife conservation. The Film explores the relationship between Wildlife, Land, taxation and Law. The film Documents how the introduction of Land Value...
TREASON Treason Part 1: Casino Capitalism Adam Smith branded those who pocketed the nation's rents as "The Public Enemy". But today, governments celebrate the privatisation of the income that we all help to create. The
Will Work For Free is a documentary by Sam Vallely on the subject of technological unemployment. This work is protected under fair use and will always be free. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willworkforfree For information on...
One year ago, when Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast of the United States with its high tides and winds stretching a 900-mile span, it hit communities in 24 states. Damage estimates range from $50 billion to $68 billion. In New York, loss estimates...
In the past three decades, says Michael Sandel, the US has drifted from a market economy to a market society; it's fair to say that an American's experience of shared civic life depends on how much money they have. (Three key examples: access to education...
A beautiful and inspiring lesson in sustainable Star Trekonomics featuring Charles Eisenstein, George Carlin, Martin Luther King Jr. and a couple captains of the Enterprise...  "We have it within our reach--now--to achieve nearly every dream of...
Buy buy Europe - a Belgian web documentary  on the eurocrisis - in 5 episodes: "The filmmakers reveal themselves to be skilled investigative journalists who expose painful facts and elicit striking statements from their interviewees." (Vrij...
Peter's assessment of the talk with Stefan Molyneux on Sept. 23rd 2013 relating to several key anarcho-capitalist ideas. Please share. Part 2 is the full discussion.
An online tool launched by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) on Tuesday provides an in-depth look into the multinational corporations behind the privatization of public services across the U.S..
A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, INEQUALITY FOR ALL features Robert Reich—professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member—as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy...
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