Category archives: Economics

Off the Grid to Reach Utopia


Rating: 8/10 (1 vote )

This Dutch documentary is a trip thru the United States that explores initiatives to be less dependent on the institutions of our modern world. Some examples are local currencies, digital currencies, cooperative farming. Most off these initiatives are a reaction the financial and political crisis of the last few years. Let me know in the ...

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Poverty in Mississippi USA.


Rating: 10/10 (1 vote )

This award winning documentary investigates black poverty in the southern state of Mississippi. It is probably caused by slavery and discrimination, but the poor economic development of the southern states may be the current cause of these deprived conditions. Racism still is a problem, but the lack of economic opportunity also prevents the black community ...

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Poverty in the Appalachian Mountains, United States.


Rating: 9/10 (1 vote )

This video shows the depriving living conditions of some people in one of the poorest regions in the US. Because most of the cool mines have closed the most money and talented people have left the area. The documentary shows the poverty and social problems caused by this process of reverse-gentrification.

The Greek crisis in 8 minutes


Rating: 7/10 (1 vote )

 

How Wall Street’s Titans live.


Rating: 9/10 (1 vote )

This video may be offending to some after the financial crises, but I think it is still interesting to get a glimpse into the private lives of the people who run Wall Street. The video shows their mansions, planes and the envy between the haves and the have more’s. In some circles 50 million ...

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Preventing child poverty in Long Xuyên Vietnam.


Rating: 9/10 (1 vote )

 

Why Britain is hesitant to start fracking.


Rating: 10/10 (1 vote )

In the US the Shale gas and oil boom has been controversial, but has created a real economic impulse. In Britain, some politicians want to replicate this success by allowing fracking in their soil. The only problem is that these shale formations lie in mostly densely populated areas and that the proceeds of the drilling ...

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Nigel Farage Agrees with Tsipras.


Rating: 8/10 (1 vote )

 

Great video on how to help disenfranchised youth by encouraging entrepreneurship.


Rating: 10/10 (1 vote )

Think this is a great example of how people can do something positive by organizing themselves and others around something positive. To use a great quote:

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

 

John F. Kennedy

 

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The collapse of the Rana Plaza Building on photo.


Rating: 7/10 (1 vote )