Item Details

Print View

The Almighty's Dollar [electronic resource]: Should the Vatican Face Taxation?

ABC International
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
As the owner of Italy's most valuable investment portfolio, the Catholic Church earns vast sums of money-but its coffers are cloaked in mystery and few people outside the Vatican understand its finances. Meanwhile, the November 2011 appointment of Prime Minister Mario Monti, an economist and former European Union technocrat, saw the introduction of broad austerity measures across the country. In the midst of such turmoil it was perhaps only natural for some Italians to call for a new era of transparency regarding the Church. This program enters the labyrinth of the Papal treasury and assesses the claims of those who want its extensive holdings taxed as well as monitored. Viewers meet Deputy Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli, the government official responsible for implementing much of Italy's austerity programs, who sheds further light on the "untouchable" status of the Church and whether or not it should change.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
26 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 24, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Should the Vatican Face Taxation?
Contents
  • Impact of Italy's Economic Situation (3:20)
  • Tax Evasion in Italy (1:43)
  • Italy's Economic Technocrats (2:13)
  • Vatican's Real Estate Portfolio (2:41)
  • Vatican Tax Secrets (2:08)
  • Is the Vatican Evading Taxes? (2:08)
  • Call for Vatican Property Tax (3:14)
  • Will the Vatican Remains Untouchable? (2:21)
  • Societal Benefit of Church (2:03)
  • Interdependence of Church and State (3:01)
  • Credits: The Almighty's Dollar: Should the Vatican Face Taxation? (0:50)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2012
Publisher no.
49100 Films Media Group
Description
1streaming video file (26 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
  • Staff View

    LEADER 03127ngm a2200457Ia 4500
    001 u6093125
    003 SIRSI
    005 20121129151047.0
    006 m|||| o||c| ||||||
    007 vz|czazuu
    007 cr|cnannnuuuuu
    008 121124s2012 nyu026| ||||| o|||vleng d
    028
    4
    0
    a| 49100 b| Films Media Group
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)819315686
    035
      
      
    a| 100049100
    040
      
      
    a| AzPhAEM
    245
    0
    4
    a| The Almighty's Dollar h| [electronic resource] : b| Should the Vatican Face Taxation? / c| ABC International.
    246
    3
      
    a| Should the Vatican Face Taxation?
    260
    3
      
    a| New York, N.Y. : b| Films Media Group, c| [2012], c2012
    300
      
      
    a| 1streaming video file (26 min.) : s| d., col., digital file.
    500
      
      
    a| Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 24, 2012.
    500
      
      
    a| Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
    505
    0
      
    a| Impact of Italy's Economic Situation (3:20) -- Tax Evasion in Italy (1:43) -- Italy's Economic Technocrats (2:13) -- Vatican's Real Estate Portfolio (2:41) -- Vatican Tax Secrets (2:08) -- Is the Vatican Evading Taxes? (2:08) -- Call for Vatican Property Tax (3:14) -- Will the Vatican Remains Untouchable? (2:21) -- Societal Benefit of Church (2:03) -- Interdependence of Church and State (3:01) -- Credits: The Almighty's Dollar: Should the Vatican Face Taxation? (0:50)
    520
      
      
    a| As the owner of Italy's most valuable investment portfolio, the Catholic Church earns vast sums of money-but its coffers are cloaked in mystery and few people outside the Vatican understand its finances. Meanwhile, the November 2011 appointment of Prime Minister Mario Monti, an economist and former European Union technocrat, saw the introduction of broad austerity measures across the country. In the midst of such turmoil it was perhaps only natural for some Italians to call for a new era of transparency regarding the Church. This program enters the labyrinth of the Papal treasury and assesses the claims of those who want its extensive holdings taxed as well as monitored. Viewers meet Deputy Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli, the government official responsible for implementing much of Italy's austerity programs, who sheds further light on the "untouchable" status of the Church and whether or not it should change.
    521
    2
      
    a| 9 & up.
    538
      
      
    a| Mode of access: Internet.
    538
      
      
    a| System requirements: FOD playback platform.
    650
      
    0
    a| Comparative government.
    650
      
    0
    a| Political planning.
    650
      
    0
    a| Religions.
    650
      
    0
    a| Taxation.
    655
      
    0
    a| Educational films.
    655
      
    0
    a| Internet videos.
    655
      
    7
    a| Videorecording. 2| local
    710
    2
      
    a| ABC International.
    710
    2
      
    a| Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
    710
    2
      
    a| Films Media Group.
    856
    4
    0
    z| Part of the Films on Demand collection. u| http://proxy01.its.virginia.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=29178&xtid=49100
    596
      
      
    a| 1
    999
      
      
    a| XX(6093125.1) w| WEB i| 6093125-1001 l| INTERNET m| UVA-LIB t| INTERNET
▾See more
▴See less

Availability

Google Preview

Google Books Preview