Who Owns America? Economic Crisis in the United States film (DVD or VHS) Subject: Business & Economics/Economics
The United States is the world’s strongest economic power. Ironicaly, today the U.S. is also the world’s largest debtor nation!
Will America’s ever-increasing trade imbalance and economic deficit trigger a global economic calamity?
This program-documentary travels from the East Coast to the West Coast via the Rust Belt to check on the financial pulse of the nation, and to capture in images the reality of an economic system spinning out of control.
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, economists Paul Krugman & Mark Brenner, Harvard University’s Kenneth Rogoff as well as students buried in debt & skilled laborers who have lost their pensions give their points of view on topics such as the pernicious use of government debt to pay for tax cuts; the $4-billion-per-week war in Iraq; the off-shoring of mortgage debt to China; Wall Street’s love of lean production & its negative impact on the manufacturing sector; the unwelcome necessity of student loans in the face of a faltering job market; consumerism based on overextended lines of credit; and the steadily falling median income. (Portions in French with English subtitles. 52 minutes)
Copyright date: ©2007
VHS ISBN: 978-1-60467-386-9
DVD ISBN: 978-1-60467-387-6
VHS is Closed-Captioned
DVD is Subtitled
Purchase includes public performance rights.
Who Owns America? Economic Crisis in the United States (VHS/DVD)