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John Oliver discusses student debt, which is awful, as well as for-profit colleges, who are awfully good at inflicting debt upon us. Connect with Last Week Tonight online...
Will robots take most of our jobs in the next several years? The film depicts the changes in the economy, technology and human labour. With trends in automation and the rise in unemployment and homelessness, it is more imperative than ever that we work towards a Universal...
A shocking exposé of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year U.S. family law industry, Divorce Corp shines a bright light on the appalling waste, and shameless collusive practices seen daily in family courts. It is a stunning documentary film that anyone considering...
But we're too disconnected to notice. Featuring Arik Mcbay and Charles Eisenstein. This is a clip from "Occupied Cascadia" (2012). Watch the full film here.
This is a clip from "Occupied Cascadia" (2012). Watch the full film here. Featuring Derrick Jensen, Charles Eisenstein and Dillon Thompson.
John Oliver explores America's wage gap between men and women and proposes a possible solution. Note: Solution proposed is 100% sarcastic.
What if everybody received every month enough money to live by? Will society collapse? Will we all become slackers? Myths and facts about Unconditional Basic Income, with analysis from a real world experiment conducted in India between 2011-2013. Keynote speech by Federico...
Not many Americans know that the value of the minimum wage has dropped significantly since its peak in 1968. One could have bought a grocery basket full of food with only one hour’s worth of minimum wage work in 1968 (working out to $10.75 in 2014 dollars) . Today, one would...
Payday loans put a staggering amount of Americans in debt. They prey on the elderly and military service members. They're awful, and nearly impossible to regulate. We've recruited Sarah Silverman to help spread the word about how to avoid falling into their clutches.
Our journey began in 2012... There are many homeless and poor people we see every day on the streets. They may ask us for money and food, but some will ask just for acknowledgement. Realistically, yet unfortunately, most of them will be ignored… by us. By the more...
John Oliver discusses America's growing wealth gap and why it may be a problem in the future.
This 'Accelerated' Crash Course video condenses over 4.5 hours' worth of detailed material on the trends most likely to shape your future into an easy-to-follow exploration that takes less than an hour to view. 
As countries like Greece and Spain struggle under massive debts that are impoverishing its people, the elites around the world are getting richer and richer. This report looks at the ever widening gap. "There are customers that have all the way up to 100 vehicles in their...
Today it is possible to create together a moneyless economy based on human needs. Bioecon provides the necessary tools so that we can make it at local, regional and global scales. READMORE Bioecon is a peer to peer, growth sensitive, decentralized and self regulated...
Last Call provides a high-level examination of one of the most fundamental environmental questions of our time - are there limits to growth? In 1972, the publication of the book The Limits to Growth stimulated worldwide interest and debate, selling 30 million copies in 30...
On October 2nd 1992, Marland Mold, a Pittsfield, Massachusetts plastic mold manufacturer became an employee-owned company. The once radical notion of worker ownership was employed for conservative purposes--conserving jobs. Within months, with ongoing company-wide democratic...
The story of how a group of investigators pursued and exposed Bernie Madoff and his elaborate ponzi scheme which defrauded investors out of $50 billion. The film includes interviews with Markopolos and fellow investigators Frank Casey, Neil Chelo, Michael Ocrant, and Gaytri...
Wherein the most popular arguments for capitalism are looked at more closely.  Sources: Worldwide, 13% of workers feel engaged with their work http://www.gallup.com/poll/165269/wor...
Is 'true' capitalism good and crony capitalism the real problem? This debate has been raging for a long time and finally we have a definitive answer. This video kindly cuts through all of the divisive rhetoric and misunderstandings and offers a constructive path towards...
Jeremy Rifkin, one of the world's most popular public thinkers and political advisors, argues that capitalism will no longer be the dominant paradigm in the second half of the 21st century.
This is the movie the food industry doesn't want you to see. FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S.
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.
What is a steady-state economy and how could it positively impact human behavior and our survival on the planet?  In this film, the concept of steady-state economics is explained while the consequences of the present free market economic model are discussed in terms of how...
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 dangerous jobs. While...
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 general public.
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 are so low that the...
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 a true measure of...
March 1, 2014 "Neo-liberalism Is neither New nor Liberal" - Noam Chomsky
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   
In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, NOVA presents "Mind Over Money"—an entertaining and penetrating exploration of why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we so often make irrational financial decisions. The...
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 usual. Hutton analyses...
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 Olympics, placing them...
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. Yet, it is the...
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 is in need of serious...
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 type of loans offered...
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 continuously lower work hours...
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 donating to this and...
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 not employed to carry...
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 view– most notably...
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, they will have to...
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 totally against the...
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 to fix the financial...
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 debt? Take action: Join...
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 innovative ways to bring...
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 eventual government...