0:08 – Diving into the long tail of rising inequality in the United States. We revisit a documentary that is the product of more than four years of long form interviews with Noam Chomsky, a linguist and one of the left’s most prominent intellectuals. The film, called Requiem for the American Dream was made by Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Scott.
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1:10 – Continuing on the theme of the increasing concentration of wealth and power in society by getting into the intellectual history of the ideas that have been deployed in its defense. We bring you some of the breathtaking documentary work from director Ilan Ziv, a 6-part series probing the foundations of our economic system and the ideas that have propped it up, called Capitalism. Blending interviews with some of the world’s great historians, economists, anthropologists, and social critics, with on-the-ground footage shot in twenty-two countries, Capitalism questions the myth of the unfettered free market, explores the nature of debt and commodities, and retraces some of the great economic debates of the last 200 years.
FUND DRIVE SPECIAL – Pledge $240 and receive a the 3-DVD set of Capitalism the documentary from Ilan Ziv, that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world.