Arithmetic, Population and Energy (Lecture)

On 10/21/2012, in Energy & Environment, Finance & Economics, by wouter

Professor Al Bartlett begins his one-hour talk with the statement, “The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.” He proceeds to examine oddly reassuring statements from “experts”, the media and political leaders – statements that are dramatically inconsistent with the facts. He discusses the widespread worship of economic […]

 

The Chicago Sessions

On 06/17/2012, in Finance & Economics, Philosophy, Politics & Law, by thomas

Widely known philosopher and University of Chicago Law School professor Martha Nussbaum explores the ethical implications of the financial crisis during three sessions with a group of ten law and philosophy students.

Zeitgeist: Moving forward 2011

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward is the third and final installment in Peter Joseph’s Zeitgeist film trilogy. The film is arranged into four successive parts. Within each part is an amalgam of interviews, narration and animated sequences: Part 1: The discussion turns to human behavior and the nature vs. nurture debate. This portion begins with a small clip with Robert Sapolskysumming […]

Debtocracy

On 10/14/2011, in Finance & Economics, Society, by admin

Debtocracy (Greek: Χρεοκρατία hreokratía) is a 2011 documentary film by Katerina Kitidi and Aris Hatzistefanou. The documentary mainly focuses on two points: the causes of the Greek debt crisis in 2010 and possible future solutions that could be given to the problem that are not currently being considered by the government of the country. The […]

 

Inside job

On 10/13/2011, in Finance & Economics, by admin

Inside Job (2010) is a documentary film about the late-2000s financial crisis directed by Charles H. Ferguson. The film is described by Ferguson as being about “the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption.” In five parts, the film explores how changes in the […]

 

The Mayfair Set

On 01/22/2011, in Finance & Economics, Politics & Law, by wouter

The Mayfair Set is a series of programmes produced by Adam Curtis for the BBC, first broadcast in the summer of 1999. The programme looked at how buccaneer capitalists of hot money were allowed to shape the climate of the Thatcher years, focusing on the rise of Colonel David Stirling, Jim Slater, James Goldsmith, and […]