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The Top 15 Economic 'Truth' Documentaries

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On a regular basis we are placated by commercials to satisfy our craving to know which bathroom tissue is the most absorbent; debates 'infomercials' assuaging our fears over which vice-presidential candidate has the best dentist; and reality-shows that comfort our 'at least I am not as bad as...' need; there is an inescapable reality occurring right under our propagandized nose (as we noted here). Economic Reason has gathered together the Top 15 'reality' economic documentaries - so turn-on, tune-in, and drop-out of the mainstream for a few hours...

Originally posted at Economic Reason blog,

Top 15 Economic Documentaries

1. Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis – Directed by Martin Borgs

Based on the book “Financial Fiasco” by Johan Norberg this documentary depicts When the world’s financial bubble blew, the solution was to lower interest rates and pump trillions of dollars into the sick banking system. The solution is the problem, that’s why we had a problem in the first place. Featured guests; Peter Schiff, Gerald Celente, Dennis Hannon. ~46 min.


 2. 97% Owned - Directed by Peter Joseph

97% owned presents serious research and verifiable evidence on the troubling issues facing our economic and financial system. This documentary provides a UK-perspective, however, its inner workings of Central Banks and the Money creation process are virtually the same concept all around the world. ~2:10 hr.


3. Money as Debt 1, Directed by Paul Grignon

Todays money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal, there is no human relation between master and slave. Debt- government, corporate and household has reached astronomical proportions. Where does all this money come from? How could there BE that much money to lend? The answer is…there isn’t. Today, MONEY IS DEBT. If there were NO DEBT there would be NO MONEY. ~ 47 min.


4. Money As Debt 2, Directed by Paul Grignon

Bailouts, stimulus packages, debt piled upon debt…Where will it all end? How did we get into a situation where there has never been more material wealth & productivity and yet everyone is in debt to bankers. ~1:16 hr.



5. Money As Debt 3, Directed by Paul Grignon

This third and final movie in the Money as Debt trilogy presents a comprehensive picture of how “money” could work in the future. It is a blueprint full of surprising specifics for creating a whole new system applied with technologies that exist right now. Money as Debt. ~1:02 hr.


6. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World by Niall Ferguson

Based on the book, The Ascent of Money:This documentary provides a financial History of the World by a Harvard professor, Niall Ferguson‘s. It examines the long history of money, credit, and banking. ~4:30 hr.


7. Fiat Empire – Why the Federal Reserve Violates the U.S. Constitution, Directed by Matrixx Entertainment Corporation

A good documentary about the federal reserve in the United States. Most people believe that this bank is government owned but it is not. ~58 min.


8. Money, Banking, and The Federal Reserve System, Produced by Ludwig von Mises Institute

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood The Monster. But to most Americans today, Federal Reserve is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the sound money and banking that could end the statism, inflation, and business cycles that the Fed generates. ~ 42 min.


9. The Crash Of 1929 – Produced by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer

By 1929, Charles Mitchell, President of the National City Bank (which would become Citibank), had popularized the idea of selling stock and high yield bonds directly to smaller investors. Mitchell and a very small group of bankers, brokers, and speculators manipulated the stock market, grew wealthy and helped create the economic boom of that fabulous decade. ~1 hr.


10. Enron, The Smartest Guys In The Room, Directed by Alex Gibney

Believed by some accusers to be the most egregious corporate malefactors in American history — are about to go on trial for pillaging their company and devaluing its stock, leaving thousands of employees and investors holding the bag while they absconded with millions. ~ 1:49 hr.


11. MeltDown – The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse – by Doc Zone

Doc Zone has traveled the world – from Wall Street to Dubai to China – to investigate The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse. Meltdown is the story of the bankers who crashed the world, the leaders who struggled to save it and the ordinary families who got crushed. ~44 min.


12. The Take – by Avi Lewis

We heard rumors of a new kind of economy emerging in Argentina. With hundreds of factories closing, waves of workers were locking themselves inside and running the workplaces on their own, with no bosses. ~ 1:20 min.


13. The Money Masters, Directed Bill Still

The Money Masters is a 3 1/2 hour non-fiction, historical documentary that traces the origins of the political power structure that rules our nation and the world today. ~ 3:30 hr.


14. I.O.U.S.A – Directed by Patrick Creadon

I.O.U.S.A. is a 2008 American documentary directed by Patrick Creadon. The film focuses on the shape and impact of the United States national debt. The film features Robert Bixby, director of the Concord Coalition, and David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller-General, as they travel around the United States on a tour to let communities know of the potential dangers of the national debt. The tour was carried out through the Concord Coalition, and was known as the “Fiscal Wake-Up Tour.” From Wikipedia. ~ 45min.


15. The Last Days Of Lehman Brothers

Drama inspired by the real events that took place on the weekend of 12 September 2008 – when the Lehman Brothers went to the wall. ~59 min.


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Sun, 10/14/2012 - 16:58 | 2888583 lynnybee
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the real news is found on the internet.   thank you for this post.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 18:03 | 2888694 Midas
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Yeah, thanks Tyler.  A one stop shop for de-programming.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 16:59 | 2888585 Uncle Remus
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"Wizard of OZ"

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 18:39 | 2888746 JFK.4PREZ
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Secret of Oz has to be top ten!

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:00 | 2888587 alien-IQ
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Good list. I've seen all but three of those. Time to fill that gap.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 18:46 | 2888752 CPL
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I'm watching The Take right now.  


...awestuck is all I can say, this is what people let it get to while waiting for instructions...unbelievable.


This film should be in every civics class on the planet.  

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 18:52 | 2888766 Jendrzejczyk
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+10 CPL.

All ZH'ers should at least take the time to watch this one.


Sun, 10/14/2012 - 19:11 | 2888789 alien-IQ
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Absolutely correct.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 19:23 | 2888801 knukles
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Unfortunately there are no "civics" classes left on the planet.  The statist left wing bureaucratic Propaganda Ministries of Political Indoctrination and Faux Education have ensured that classical educations structuring an intellectual thought process and constitutionalist civics oriented about quaint concepts such as morals, ethics, character and natural law have given way to diversity and inclusiveness in the name of feelie good emoticons and soulless iCrap.

You see, a classical education, a true civics lesson demand that all participants recognize that while all men should be equal in terms of the law (good luck with that concept!) all men are not intellectually, morally and practically/socially equal, that there are very large and true cultural divides .... all of which prohibit anything than political indoctrination.

Bleat for me Bitchez

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 19:34 | 2888816 CPL
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How to present that though so it could never be tampered with.  Left or Right or Center or whatever the poltical placement.  I'm a fan of giving lots of information on all fifty sides of an arguement.


Philosophy of art.  It reflects a broad range of topics.  Technology, history, malfesance, love, hate, political, propaganda, pretty, sad, glad.  It wouldn't require anything but eyes and the discussion of what is presented.  The art itself is the reflection of 7 millenia of humans putting an idea on paper.


...and yeah civics.  When did it vanish?

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:27 | 2888900 knukles
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Way too damned long ago....
A mirror of our civilization's decline.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 21:04 | 2888970 CPL
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Indeed, we were obviously not studious enough in the fact we did take it and we failed to stop this.  I agree though, it has become a jingoistic circus out there.  

From the complete dismantling of schools that made authors instead of consumers people that landed on the moon to API's to write some piece of shit widget on an iPad.  


It's completely fucking unbelievable how schools have mutated into a feel good factory.  Some kid slaps another kid it's open for discussion on a broad level, when it's play ground politics.  Kids without a helmet on bike is a moot point, even that arguement of nanny state are dismissed because most of them are becoming well versused on survival at the end of gun through the media they spend the most amount of time with.  Plus they are fat asses, can't begin to explain the sheer size of crotch fruit at the mall, and these fucking women with the kids.  Holy shit...goddamn moose knuckle and with a slight breeze we are talking clapping....

Could write a book on it...

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 09:15 | 2889233 Harbanger
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I attribute the cultural decline you’re describing in part to political correctness promoted by the left in the US for at least the past 50 years. It’s a form of Cultural Marxism, it spreads the ideals of Socialism through cultural propaganda and acceptable speech codes. It is preached through the MSM and taught thru the Public School system and in Colleges. This was the beginning of the entitlement mentality we have now in America.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 22:28 | 2889067 juangrande
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Knuckles, I'm assuming your heritage is white european. Morals, ethics, character and natural law have all been "justified" by our particular genetic version of the species to FUCK EVERYBODY ELSE OVER! So come up with something new, wouldya......

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 23:02 | 2889104 Cabreado
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Be careful...

I'd suggest that where the rubber hits the road, "white european" has nothing to do with anything, and you're diminishing your own (important) message.


Sun, 10/14/2012 - 23:12 | 2889120 Uncle Remus
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"all men are not intellectually, morally and practically/socially equal"

That implies that there are losers and that can't be good for ones self-image.

The bleating will continue until [tap tap, swish, tap] ah yes, until morale improves.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:10 | 2888867 The Gooch
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"Our dreams do not fit on your ballots"


tool and die bitchez

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:01 | 2888589 Gief Gold Plox
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Movie night! Woohooo!

Thank you Tyler(s)! 

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:02 | 2888591 Skateboarder
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Sweet! Thanks for the linkage - I've been looking for a decent one-stop-shop of videos to pass along to people who haven't yet figured out what the hell is going on. I don't care if it takes a million documentaries - people need to understand the fundamental difference between money and wealth.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 18:33 | 2888732 TrustWho
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My grad microeconomics professor, Dr. Hoepner who is dead and gone RIP, said money is just the way we keep score of who is winning the game. The goal of this game is wealth creation. The person who controls the means of production is free. All others are slaves who are dependent on others sharing their wealth for the slaves services.


Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:02 | 2888593 Tsunami Wave
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I learned how banking works through Money as Debt, although it was very loooooonnnnng and boring and the narrator had a Canadian accent.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 19:36 | 2888819 CPL
CPL's picture we're aboot fivty FIve billion in debt.  And sorry, I don't know Fred in Toronto although I'm sure he's a good feller and a wack-a-doo to boot on that there.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:03 | 2888594 Publicus
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Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:06 | 2888597 illyia
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Inside Job is also a wonderful drama, tweaks the cog-dis chord.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:06 | 2888599 kaiserhoff
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Now we're getting somewhere.  Great use of the net.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:07 | 2888603 steveo77
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Sunset Pictures over the Mountains Oahu Hawaii USA

Got 2 really cool pictures while out exercising the dogs.    Worth checking.   And bear in mind, all blog owners that are adz supported do appreciate your attention.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 19:33 | 2888814 The Shootist
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I thought that would make the list. Or Mike Maloney's "Debt Collapse."

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:07 | 2888607 Cloud9.5
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Interesting take on setting up a refuge.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:08 | 2888609 The Gooch
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After the whole "roota" trip this a.m., this!
Thx TD & friends, may we live in interesting times.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:44 | 2888664 nakedshort
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this would have to be in the top 20 ?

Cramamerica trading circa 1997 

"Betting on the Market" PBS Frontline (1997).

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:45 | 2888665 Apeman
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14. I.O.U.S.A.

12.661 trillion??? Man that's an old movie... oh, wait...

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:55 | 2888681 Yen Cross
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Light travels @ 186 thousand miles a second.  Imagine truth as light.   Nuf said.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 18:01 | 2888689 q99x2
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So now what am I supposed to tell my teacher. My dog ate my homework?

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 18:21 | 2888718 SubjectivObject
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Hey Teach, here's a link.  I feel compelled to educate you.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 18:59 | 2888774 Yen Cross
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Don't put your " certificate/degree" in jeopardy. Tell your teacher to contact Yen Cross @ zero

  I'll lay the wood!

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 19:10 | 2888788 knukles
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My neighbor's dog humped my leg.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 19:58 | 2888840 Hulk
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I loved a gal from Kalamazoo...

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:11 | 2888868 Yen Cross
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Hulk I luv ya! +1


Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:28 | 2888905 knukles
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My neighbor's dog is from Kalamazoo!
What a coincidence!

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 21:37 | 2889008 Hulk
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Indeed! I loved her dog too! 

She humped my leg, but the dog from Kalamazoo wouldn't have anything to do with me...

I  once, loved a dog, from Kalamazoo ! 


Sun, 10/14/2012 - 21:43 | 2889020 knukles
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I humped her leg and she sent me to the dog. Small world.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 21:40 | 2889013 Offthebeach
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That's what you get when you pass out naked in a basement with a red rubber ball in your mouth. ( Oh, it wasn't your leg that he slammed. )

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 18:12 | 2888708 Bob
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How the fuck could you leave out The Corporation?

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 18:38 | 2888721 Seasmoke
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this post should be sticky on front page of ZH  ............

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 18:38 | 2888744 q99x2
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Thanks for the posting. I like Money as Debt 3 the best.

The countries that are being attacked by NATO will surely have marked the Rothschild and other banking families as targets now. It seems to be publicly apparent that they are the ones behind the world chaos at this time.

Holy crap all I want to do is go to college and jog. I don't eat much. They can leave me out of it all. I hope so. I don't look good in a uniform.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 18:49 | 2888760 Jendrzejczyk
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Alright, only on part 2 of "The Take" and it is awesome to see regular blue collar workers take over factories and produce. The drive to work and succeed, and not rely on charity or government handouts is inspiring.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 19:09 | 2888785 knukles
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I'd like a reality movie'd credit me a whole buncha them worthless naughts and ones to my electronic banking empire or a couple a tons of that barbaric useless traditional relic to some vault somewhere be mine and mine alone.
But alas, none of that useless horseshit ever comes my way for free.

Must be everybody lies to me.
(Um huh... think about that for a moment)

Bets gets  me on some o dem gubamint pro-gramz

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 19:59 | 2888841 Downtoolong
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Fiat Empire still gets my top vote. The interviews with the people on the street show just how lost we are. The one guy who confesses the truth must be a Fed, Treasury, or TBTF bank employee. He laughs, with nothing to hide. No harm will come to him. So sad but true.


Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:01 | 2888845 Yes_Questions
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Ah, some light viewing for this Sunday Evening.


Always good to know what is wrong with "this picture" come monday morning. 


Thanks ZH.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:03 | 2888848 the iD
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Dr. Albert Bartlett on The Exponential Function "The most important video you will ever see": part 1 of 8 full google video

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:04 | 2888855 Blond Viking
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Surplus: Terrorized into Being Consumers (2003). This is a little different, but still interesting:

Steve Ballmer, 37:15, priceless.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:06 | 2888858 LikeClockwork
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Who's roughing up PMs while China drives to work?

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:15 | 2888877 The Gooch
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Who cares! Another canoe accident in the making! -rootA

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:16 | 2888879 sunkeye
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 t/y very much for this

my movies watching list for a month

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:29 | 2888909 hawks5999
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Anyone made a YouTube playlist from this yet?

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:30 | 2888915 kekekekekekeke
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bookmarking this post

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:44 | 2888938 The Gooch
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And while were at it,

Monsanto (1 of 10) -


Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:45 | 2888941 Cabreado
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With regard to the documentation part, we're doing a much better job than the Romans.

Thank you ZH, et al.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:54 | 2888956 TBTF
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Chris Martenson's "Crash Course" doesn't get a mention?

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:54 | 2888957 JuliaS
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Additional suggestions:

History Of Oil by Robert Newman

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

The Century of Self by Adam Kurtis

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 22:40 | 2889082 putaipan
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mmm....adam kurtis. there are two others....reallllly good.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:56 | 2888963 blindman
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wow, this compilation, good news.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 21:42 | 2889017 squexx
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One of your best posts ....EVER!

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 21:47 | 2889024 toomanyfakecons...
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#2 "97% Owned" has less than 200,000 views. It's good to see director Peter Joseph on the list, but his Zeitgeist '07 and Zeitgeist Moving Forward have tens of millions of views and both documentaries are roughly 50% financial in nature. Don't miss them either.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 21:57 | 2889040 lolmao500
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Now take all those movies, force kids in high school to watch them all as assignment every single year.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 05:22 | 2889331 younkint
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They won't watch them; no chainsaws, no vampires.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 22:20 | 2889059 Tom Green Swedish
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I was looking for something exactly like this.  Tyler nails it again.


Here's a nice one for you.


The government employes 4.5 million people.  Goldman Sachs employees 32,300.


Goldman Sachs average salary isaround 140,000 per year.

Government average salary is around 125,000 per year.


In fact government employees get paid as well as somebody working for Microsoft


Why isn't there a debate on how overpaid government workers are?  I'd say there are about 4 million less bankers out there. WTF

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 22:20 | 2889061 Taint Boil
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.......candidate has the best dentist.. That was awesome.

Money as debt - already seen it and it is a must watch. Gonna be a late night, no problem Taint Boil has the week off, kids are in bed, the old lady is in Mexico and I'm drinking ......

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 22:31 | 2889070 ebworthen
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Global banking and debt ponzi:  a party while it lasts, but HELL to pay.


Sun, 10/14/2012 - 23:05 | 2889110 Yen Cross
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I can hear a " pin " drop...

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 23:16 | 2889125 GeorgesamaBushLaden
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I think Aron Russo's 'America:Freedom to Fascism' is a MUST SEE; as well as the first 'Zeitgeist' "Don't Mind the Men Behind the Curtain"; Alex Jones' 'Fall of the Republic'; Bill Still's 'Secrets of Oz'; and ANY documentary that showcases the observations of G. Edward Griffin (author of 'Creature from Jekyll Island')... Best economic animated short: Provacateur Network's 'The American Dream' (now even my young kids can see past all the bullshit).


Sun, 10/14/2012 - 23:49 | 2889151 wisefool
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Timmay and the lords of the underworld is a commentary about the current Secretary of treasury of the United States.

Timothy Geithner is not only the current head of the US treasury, but was also head of the NY FRB during the recent housing finance experiment. Experts put his IQ somewhere between 75.2 and 77.4.

He -- and his IRS -- have more power for death, detention and physical force than the recently passed NDAA could dream of. and they have had it since 1913.  Timmothy Geithner has also failed to operate Turbotax v.2002 properly. He is currently advising Europe on economic policy.

check out Timmothy Geithner Folks! History will!

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 01:09 | 2889159 Radical Marijuana
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Link to my collection of Excellent Videos on Money System:

Not long ago, there were too few, now there are too many. I have time to watch them, most people do not. Worse, the overall situation continues to be that evidence and logical arguments mean nothing to systems based on lies, backed by violence. After we figure out what has been happening, there is still nothing realistically practical that can be done to stop the established trillionaire mass murders from punching their debt engines on through hyperdrive! The banksters and their buddies already own the mass media, and control their political puppets. Any miraculously successful politicians, that might be able to change things, would end up being discredited or destroyed in order to prevent that. Moreover, in my view ALL the videos of this kind that I have ever watched fit the pattern of "reactionary revolution." They usually spend 90% of their time doing good historical analysis, then followed the last 10% presenting bullshit solutions based on impossible ideals, depending upon false fundamental dichotomies.

I have never yet seen any video of this kind that continues to be consistent through its ending, with what it demonstrated before that ending. The history has been the triumph of the methods of organized crime, taking control of governments: LEGALIZED LIES, BACKED BY LEGALIZED VIOLENCE. The general abstract pattern demonstrated by the historical facts are based on SUBTRACTION and ROBBERY. The only genuine and realistic solutions would be based on changing the organized systems of lies, to operate a differently organized system of robbery. The best we can hope for is to try to more effectively fight bullshit with bullshit, in order to change the social rates of robbery to bring them back into better ecological balance. However, ALL of these kinds of videos that I have ever watched either ignore that reality was based on robbery, or suggest solutions based on the impossible ideal of ending that robbery.

Of course, I would like to make my own videos, that presented my ideas ... However, I present the fringe of the fringe of the fringe position, and that Fringe Cubed position has way too small an audience to sustain the effort to make videos for them. Instead, the only videos on these topics that I have ever seen appear to me to mostly be more on the general theme of "entertaining ourselves to death." Ultimately, there is the irony that human reality is always based on different systems of organized lies, operating different systems of organized robbery, which the economic truth that the biggest bullies want to deny and suppress, and their controlled opposition tends to want to do similar things.

The most "successful" people were those who are the best at being dishonest, while appealing to their particular viewers. Thus, the paradox is that since almost nobody likes more radical truth, that radical truth almost never gets made into videos. Instead, we have mainstream morons making videos for other mainstream morons, and reactionary revolutionaries making videos for other reactionary revolutionaries, ... and pretty well nothing else could be actually made, and presented, because there is only a fringe of a fringe of a fringe audience for more radical truth.

The funding to make videos about the monetary system is just another subset of the overall problems with respect to funding the political processes in general. The trillion dollar mass media make trillion dollar videos, (practically all the mainstream movies and TV shows) to support their view ... and then proportionally less money is spent to make videos for the fringe market, and then the fringe of the fringe market, and then, the fringe of the fringe of the fringe market. Ironically, the more times one goes through that process of going through the infinite tunnel of deceits, regarding the runaway fraudulence of our financial accounting system, the closer to the economic truth one gets.

The economic truth follows the pattern of that radical truth. Economics is a dismal science, and the more one knows the more dismal it becomes. Thus, dismal squared, dismal cubed, and so forth. Similarly, the more radical economic truth becomes fringe squared, then fringe cubed, and so on ...

Ultimately, the TRUTH is paradoxical. Human beings always operate as robbers in their environment. Human beings always operate through organized systems of lies. The banksters were simply the best at doing that. Their opposition is almost always totally controlled in ways that more or less allow them to reveal the real history of those processes, but then, collapse back to bullshit solutions based on the old-fashioned impossible ideals, and false fundamental dichotomies found in various religions and ideologies from the past. Nobody yet, that I am aware of, has made any videos which continue to propose genuine solutions that remain consistent with the results of their analysis. Like I said, ALL of these kinds of videos that I have ever watched go through more or less 90% good analysis of history, to then always collapse back to bullshit solutions at the end.

To NOT do that would require that we continue to view the solutions in the same way that we analyzed the real problems. Namely, there is a combined money/murder system, in which the debt controls depend on the death controls, and there are feedback loops whereby the money system pays for the murder system, and then that murder system backs up the money system in return. To be consistent with the history of militarism that made and maintained the real money system, real solutions MUST be based upon changing the murder system, and changing the death controls, or else, everything that is said about changing the money system, and changing the debt controls, is just a collapse back to impossible ideals, which are more bullshit. That kind of bullshit assisted the established systems to be run by professional liars and hypocrites. Their controlled opposition groups stay within that same frame of reference.

We should make videos about economic truth that are consistent with energy laws and general systems theory, and especially consistent with evolutionary ecology. However, the number of viewers for that is way too small to sustain making those kinds of videos. Generally speaking, the REAL systems are based on lies, backed by violence, and so, the REAL solutions could only be changing to different systems of lies, backed by different systems of violence. ... So far as I am aware, better videos about that have never been made yet, and it is hard to imagine how they could be paid for, to get made. Those who most benefit from running their degree of participation successfully within the established systems of fraud and robbery, in proportion to that, do not want to face the radical economic truth any more, and neither would any potential audience. The relative wealth and power of those who have the means to communicate were due to the proportions to which they were successfully dishonest, to themselves, as well as others.

The economic truth about the money system is buried as deep as the truth about war. The history of war has always been that success in war was based on deceits, and that spies were the most important soldiers. The money system depends on the same factors. Thus, the history that made War King, then morphed to make Fraud King. Our entire economic system is always based on organized lies, operating organized robbery, and it is IMPOSSIBLE for any real world to not be that. The paradox that those who were the best at lying to others, as well as themselves, became the most successful, i.e., more wealthy and powerful, then directly feeds back to them proportionately being able to make their videos, for their audience to view.

Therefore, I can not imagine how any more radical economic truth videos could ever be produced, and I have never yet seen any ...

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 02:04 | 2889253 wisefool
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Very good post. Your request is being fulfilled in the contrapositive. The reality TV shows, Hollywood/Music/Sports celebrity industry has been pumping out the end game for the debt death system for years.

luxury cars, housing, etc. Young people know that these things require a huge amount of taxation, insurance, and maintenance. They will rent and watch the greater fools on media. Much to the dismay of the both the private and public rentier class.

Again, you cant always get what you want, but if you see how the housing and auto industry is doing, you can see that the anti-videos are accomplish the goal of the videos you are requesting.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 01:42 | 2889243 Yen Cross
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You fools. Scraps make me HAPPY! Did you watch the trade.  Of course not> snap card bitchez.

Look at Gold ,Silver,Platinum (interbank spreads)! It's a new week.

  Look at bond spreads, in the direct market!

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 02:15 | 2889262 Awakened Sheeple
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"Collapse" deserves watching as well for simply pointing out the ponzi nature of the global economy.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 02:55 | 2889276 Slazenger
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Animal Farm...that's all I'm seeing


Mon, 10/15/2012 - 03:18 | 2889281 donpaulo
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dystopian future, love the list and most of the comments and links on this thread


As the clash said in Guns of Brixton


When they kick out your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

When the law break in
How you gonna go?
Shot down on the pavement
Or waiting in death row

The money feels good
And your life you like it well
But surely your time will come
As in heaven, as in hell


Mon, 10/15/2012 - 03:24 | 2889282 Yen Cross
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" bwirp "

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 03:52 | 2889298 Yen Cross
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Get to work you "sons of Bitches"! Welcome to reality Ranch!  The "FX h-1 move is fading" !  Crawl out of your basements, stretch your arms, and make a difference!

  How  many hollow points can I put into your" Jelly Belly"?    R.E. Ermy , IS ON your TANK ASSES!

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 03:58 | 2889300 Monk
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Some of these documentaries counter each other. Some, for example, imply that much of money is created by government. What they don't mention is that money is created to meet credit created by commercial banks lending to individuals and businesses.

Also, some imply that the U.S. financial industry is heavily regulated and centralized, when it's the other way round.


Mon, 10/15/2012 - 04:51 | 2889323 Yen Cross
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Would you like some " Lighter Fluid" , Tibetian Monk style?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 04:25 | 2889307 kicksroute66
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Peter Joseph didn't direct 97%Owned

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 04:28 | 2889310 tolgito
tolgito's picture everyone should check this.Simply : Fiat currency + Fractional Reserve + Compound interest = collapse. 


Mon, 10/15/2012 - 05:35 | 2889333 younkint
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ZH is to be commended for making these videos so easily available.  You could watch all these videos - which would certainly take some time - or you could get the Cliff Notes version by simply watching a few five-minute clips of George Carlin.

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 05:37 | 2889335 Monedas
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Dancing with the North Korean Politburo  !   

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 05:49 | 2889340 Monedas
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Yen Cross is Al Gore's love child with Whoopi Goldberg ?  

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 06:36 | 2889348 Yen Cross
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Golf clap. Modenas ya gotta do better than that!  Bean boy!

 WHY? exactly, are you attacking me?   Did I offend you? If so, be a man and tell me why!

 I'm a true Capitalist. I like small government, and lemonaid stands. Don't fuck with me!

  I'll bury you so deep they will have to pump"sunlight" to your worthless "brown ass"!

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 06:41 | 2889500 Ghordius
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+1 ad hominem attacks are IMHO often a sign for a cognitive dissonance. like: "the argument is valid, can't challenge it, damn the (insert expletive) bearer of unwelcome news/truths". I count them as a form of "greenie" (not that I care for them).

what was the argument again? ;-)

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 09:11 | 2889803 Monedas
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Oooops !  I was just feeling silly and didn't have anything better to say !  I thought it was funny .... think about it .... could you imagine those two getting it on .... let alone the hideous fruit of her wound !       You should feel flattered that Modenas turned his spotlight of humour on you .... it could be a "career break" !  

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 08:58 | 2889806 manich
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#1b. COLLAPSE, with Mike Ruppert

Infinite growth model in a finite world, don't work!

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 09:08 | 2889830 CrabGrassKila
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Hey Society, Yes You!!!!!!!!!!!

Food for thought........

Don't hire a Cop, if you can't Honor, the Contract.............

Don't ask for Safety, if you can't Honor the Contract.........

Don't ask for Ultimate Sacrifice, if you can't Honor the Contract......

Yes Society, you are Screwed!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mon, 10/15/2012 - 09:14 | 2889841 Monedas
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Cops on crack ?

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:05 | 2890493 rambo1028
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Making a list....checking it twice....

As an aside, Dexter is my hero.

Sun, 12/30/2012 - 02:30 | 3106084 Odin
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Last comment, Bitchez.

Sun, 12/30/2012 - 18:53 | 3107490 Wave-Tech
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With little or no overlap from the ZH list, here you can find our list of 27 relevant productions.

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