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In Debt We Trust - America Before the Bubble Bursts
Part of the Series: MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
This hard-hitting documentary investigates why so many Americans - college and high school students in particular - are being strangled by debt. Zeroing in on how the mall has replaced the factory as America's dominant economic engine, Emmy Award-winning former…
Heist - Who Stole the American Dream?
This investigative documentary reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax policies favoring businesses and the wealthy. HEIST exposes the roots of the American economic crisis and the destruction…
The Untouchables
PBS
FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Street's leaders have escaped prosecution for any fraud related to the sale of bad mortgages.
Default - The Student Loan Documentary
Part of the Series: MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
Just a few years after the subprime mortgage crisis, there are ominous signs that the student loan market is on the verge of collapsing, yet another casualty of predatory lending practices. Default brings this perilous situation into sharp relief, chronicling…
Plunder - The Crime of our Time
Part of the Series: MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
Exposing the forces responsible for the loss of trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, massive foreclosures and the disappearance of retirement funds, Plunder: The Crime of Our Time investigates the unregulated fraud and theft that led to the market's collapse…
Addicted to Money
Everything you need to know about what caused the financial meltdown, what lies ahead, and what we all need to do to survive in the new economy. In his typically pugnacious style, Irish economist and commentator David McWilliams surveys the…
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The Crisis of Civilization - Investigating Global Disasters
The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Weaving together archival film footage and…
Blueberry Soup - The Icelandic "People's Movement"
What if a country rewrote its constitution using ordinary citizens and social media? That's exactly what happened in Iceland. Blueberry Soup is an extraordinary documentary at the epicentre of one of this centuries most exciting movements: "The Icelandic People's Movement".…
The Retirement Gamble
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
Ten trillion dollars in Americans' retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off…
An Evening with John Bogle - From Wall Street To Your Street
An Evening with John Bogle: From Wall Street to Your Street examines America's financial crisis and focuses on solutions and strategies for the average investor. Pam Krueger, co-host of the PBS series MoneyTrack, interviews legendary investor John Bogle about what…
Floored - The Trading Floors of Chicago
A world that's more riot than profession, the trading floors of Chicago are a place where gambling your family's mortgage is all in a day's work. Now, when markets are unhinged, FLOORED offers a unique window to this lesser-known world…
Money, Power and Wall Street
PBS
In a special 4-hour investigation, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy, exploring key decisions, missed opportunities, and the unprecedented and uneasy partnership between government leaders and titans of finance that affects…
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An Inconvenient Tax - An Exploration of American Tax Code
Albert Einstein once wrote, "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." The product of 95 years' worth of additions, subtractions, deductions, and exclusions, it has become such a headache that many are calling for it…
Last Call: Are There Limits to Growth?
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…
Steel City
The employees of the BHP steelworks in Newcastle are bracing themselves for closure. With one month to go, the termination letters have been posted and Australia's largest industrial shutdown is about to begin. The company's spindoctor is selling the closure…
Crossing The American Crises: From Collapse To Action
On September 15, 2008, the United States fell into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The same day, we set out on a trip around the country to ask the American people what they had to say about…
Cliffhanger
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
FRONTLINE investigates the inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country's problems of debt and deficit. Drawing on interviews with key players in Congress and the White House, FRONTLINE goes behind the scenes to show how a…