Videos about Money & Economics
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Can We Do It Ourselves? (2015)
Within modern life exists a paradox: we celebrate democracy as a political system, but not as an economic system, even though our workplaces have a far greater impact on our day to day lives. It's fair to say that most workplaces under capitalist management are organized in...
How Equal Do We Want the World to Be? You'd Be surprised
The news of society's growing inequality makes all of us uneasy. But why? Dan Ariely reveals some new, surprising research on what we think is fair, as far as how wealth is distributed over societies ... then shows how it stacks up to the real stats.
This Hedge Fund Billionaire Takes from the Poor to Give to the Rich
Paul Tudor Jones THINKS he's Robin Hood -but he is the opposite! LEARN MORE SUBSCRIBE The Hedge Clippers are working to expose the mechanisms hedge funds and billionaires use to influence government and politics in order to expand their wealth, influence and power.  We’re...
Why you don`t need to worry about $18 Trillion US Debt
Congratulations to the United States Govt. for just accumulating $18 Trillion in debt! But no worries let's look at some of the biggest reasons why YOU don't need to worry about it. #1. "They can get it under control."  What a massive lie. Politicians have been sayi
Proof That Corruption Is Legal in America
According to a Princeton University study, public opinion has “near-zero” impact on U.S. law. One thing that does have an influence? Money. Nearly every issue we face as a nation is caught in the grip of corruption. From taxation to national debt, education to the...
How We Live: A Journey Towards a Just Transition
Modern production is based on extraction from the planet, and modern finance is based on extraction from the many for the benefit of the very few. What would a new economy look like and how can we rethink our relationship to resources, work and culture? Those are some of the...
Better, Not More
As we assess the current state of our world and consider together the elements that are essential to a ‘just transition’, and ultimately, a just economy, we are called to consider four goals: to decommodify nature, reimagine work, liberate knowledge and democratize wealth...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Patents
For inventors, patents are an essential protection against theft. But when patent trolls abuse the system by stockpiling patents and threatening lawsuits, businesses are forced to shell out tons of money. 
Evicted and Abandoned: Exposing The World Bank
Evicted and Abandoned is a global investigation that reveals how the World Bank Group, the powerful development lender committed to ending poverty, has regularly failed to follow its own rules for protecting vulnerable populations. The International Consortium of...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The IRS
Nobody likes the IRS. But recent budget and staff cuts have made it increasingly difficult for the department to do its very important job. Don't take our word for it. Ask Michael Bolton. 
The Emperor's New Clothes (Trailer)
The Emperor's New Clothes trailer - a film by Michael Winterbottom with Russell Brand. Milton Friedman once said that every crisis was an opportunity.
Rap News 31: The EuroDiVision Contest
We've all heard of EuroVision. But there's another song that’s being sung across Europe - the peoples' chants of protest against Europe's austerity measures. Today we'll hear some of the leading and loudest voices in this competition, such as Greece, Spain and Ireland, who...
Requiem For The American Dream (2015)
Noam Chomsky is one of America's most important thinkers, critical minds, and voices of dissent, and thus it's hardly a surprise that his gripping ideas have been the subject of more than one documentary. 1992's "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media" might be the...
Emperor's New Clothes Remix
Cassetteboy is back with another Conservative rap, this time with a special guest appearances from George Osborne and UKIP's Nigel Farage. This is a promo for The Emperor's New Clothes, a new feature documentary from Russell Brand and Michael Winterbottom.
The Emperor's New Clothes
British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face. Starting with the genesis of today’s economic policies, with the arrival of...
Poverty, Inc.
“I see multiple colonial governors,” says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. “We are held captive by the donor community.” The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise...
The 3 Biggest Myths Blinding Us to Economic Truth
Robert Reich breaks down the 3 biggest economic myths. 1. The “job creators” are CEOs, corporations and the rich, whose taxes must be low in order to induce them to create more jobs. Rubbish. The real job creators are the vast middle-class and the poor, whose spending...
#ImUnloading: Campaign To Divest From The Gun Industry
More than 51 million Americans are likely invested in guns, and don't even realize it. Talk to your financial advisor about how to divest your retirement savings from the gun industry. In the 15 years since the Columbine shooting, more than 1.4 million Americans have been...
Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything
This is an edited excerpt from a work-in-progress. The feature length documentary This Changes Everything will be completed and launched later this year
The Overnighters (2014)
A modern-day Grapes of Wrath, award-winning documentary The Overnighters is an intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow...
What Does It Take to Start a Worker Co-Op? A Practical Video Guide to Democratizing Our Economy
A new film asks whether practicing workplace democracy would be easier if our media gave us as many visions of collaboration as they do of competition? As Sarah van Gelder pointed out recently, 2014 research by the Pew Center found that 78 percent of Americans believe that...
Karl Marx on Alienation
Karl Marx believed that work, at its best, is what makes us human. It allows us to live, be creative and flourish. But under capitalism he saw workers alienated from each other and the product of their labour. Narrated by Gillian Anderson. Scripted by Nigel Warburton.
Our Shitty situation
In this sedition we look at the economic clusterfuck enveloping the globe, the mega drop in oil prices and the political party that has the left screaming like Justin Beaver fans.
Holistic Eco-Nomics
A short film about the interconnected issues of money, growth, poverty and climate change.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Marketing to Doctors
Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars marketing drugs to doctors. We have a few issues with that.
How the Rich Keep Us Poor
Ever wondered how they do it? Guinea, and many other African countries, will never rise out of poverty if this continues to happen... Please watch the video and then sign the petition: http://chn.ge/1tEcGsZ  
Intro to Participatory Economics
This is a short animated introduction to Participatory Economics. It's made about 10 times more hilarious and enjoyable to watch thanks to the laugh track and frequent jokes.
Another Economic Crash Is Coming. How Did This Happen?
David Cameron says a second financial crash is imminent. If he's right, it's because politicians bailed out the wrong industry, argues Renegade Economist Ross Ashcroft. He says the last recession was brought on by too much debt. Today private debt is at the greatest level in...
Capitalism Is Just a Story - Rise Up and Create a New One
How many of us have a sneaking suspicion that something pretty fundamental is going wrong in the world? We keep hearing about the potentially devastating consequences of climate change but we are pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every single year. We are forced...
Money Is The Problem
For us to survive as a species we have to understand what money is doing to us, and how we can address these issues. This is the overview video explaining what the problem with money is and to propose the solution.  We have to change the way we think about money. Include...
The Worst Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, now headed to Congress, is a product of big corporations and Wall Street, seeking to circumvent regulations protecting workers, consumers, and the environment. Watch this video, and say "no" to fast-tracking this bad deal for the vast majority...
Greece: The End of Austerity? (2015)
Syriza had 22 days to make history. This is how they did it. We followed Syriza's activists, candidates and leadership from the waterfront, to remote mountain villages, to the nail biting final days. A film by Theopi Skarlatos. facebook.com/EndOfAusterity
Bill Moyers: Imagine If America Had Adopted Martin Luther King's Economic Dream
A discussion on King’s vision of economic justice, and how so little has changed for America’s most oppressed.  
Structural Violence
Structural violence kills more people every year than terrorism, religious extremism, crime or war.
The Super-Rich and Us (2015)
BBC documentary in which Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain. Britain has more billionaires per head than any other country on earth, yet we're also the most unequal nation in Europe. We were told the super-rich would make us richer too...
The Cost Of Racism To White America - John H. Bracey
In his lecture, Professor John H. Bracey, Jr. examines how racism and white entitlement have economic costs for all Americans, starting at the 7 minute mark. Professor Bracey is a member of the W.E.B. DuBois Department of Afro-American studies at Umass. This lecture includes...
Inequality For All (2013)
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. The film is an intimate...
Do Rich People Deserve To Be Rich?
Russell Brand is joined by writer and activist George Monbiot to discuss whether wealth really is the inevitable result of hard work, in episode 223 of The Trews.
What Is Marxism? (Karl Marx + Super Mario Bros.) - 8-Bit Philosophy
If you want a 4 minute summary of Marxism, this is as good as any. Because people should probably have a basic idea of what it actually is.
Generation Jobless (2014)
There was a time when a University degree assured you a of good job, good pay and a comfortable life.  Not any more.  Today, the unemployment rate for young people in this country is close to 15% – double that of the general population.  But the real crisis is the increasing...
Bill Moyers: The New Robber Barons
Washington continues to reward wealthy donors and Wall St but what about everyday Americans? Author and historian Steve Fraser has answers. 
Occupy: The Movie
A documentary that takes an in depth look into the political movement that sprang from the 2008 economic collapse. It gives a balanced analysis of the movement's successes and failures from those who were instrumental in sustaining the protests to voices from within academia...
Democrats Bow Down to Wall Street
Bill speaks with outspoken veteran journalist John R. MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper's Magazine, about the problems with the Obama-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated in secret and Hillary Clinton's possible presidential campaign. 
The New Global Menace: Property Developers
They're shamelessly greedy, they're tearing apart communities and they're one of the main drivers of exploding levels of inequality. Bankers? Tax dodgers? Actually it's property developers. If they continue in this way argues Owen Jones, soon housing will become a luxury...
U.S. Drones Kill More People than ISIS: Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges, author, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and polemicist discusses the importance of resistance to empire, and passionately condemns US foreign policy, saying "There is no difference between a beheading by ISIL and a US drone strike." 
The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutocracy
From luxury skyscrapers -- taller, more expensive and exclusive than ever before -- the dark shadows of plutocracy are spreading across the commons of democracy. 
This Amazing Spoken-Word Film Captures the Madness of Shopping in 4 Minutes
‘Live Rich’ - A spoken word film about the true meaning of wealth. Follow Buy Nothing Day on Twitter and Facebook. Video by Gary Turk.
Poverty Is a Business
The poor pay more for everything, and such transactions are highly profitable for those selling goods and services to the poor. Profits are made on the labor of the poor, the consumption of the poor, and the debt of the poor; meanwhile the poor remain-poor.
Time As Money: A Documentary Film About Time Banking
From small town neighborhoods to cities, the shift in the economy and continued financial struggles is having an adverse effect on communities and creating devastating isolation for its inhabitants. As a result, time banks begin to form encouraging members to repair and...
The Biggest Heist You've Never Heard Of (2014)
Colin Farrell gets some help from a zombie to explain how a TRILLION DOLLARS is being siphoned out of developing countries every single year. You probably know that money laundering, tax evasion and embezzlement goes on, but we bet this Trillion Dollar Scandal is the biggest...