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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: Gambling With Your Money

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You'd think after such a calamitous economic fall, there'd be a strong consensus on reinforcing the protections that keep us out of harm's way. But in some powerful corners, the opposite is happening. Business and political forces, including hordes of lobbyists, are working to diminish these protections. One of the biggest targets is the Volcker Rule, which aims to keep banks from using customers' deposits to gamble on their own, sometimes risky, investments. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers talks with Paul Volcker, the namesake of the Volcker Rule. Moyers' second guest is activist and former British diplomat Carne Ross, who shares nine principles for effective citizen action and describes his work to devise a banking system aligned with the public good. The broadcast ends with a Moyers essay on what several American cities are doing to restructure Wall Street, from the bottom up.
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57 min.
8 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 06, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Part of the series Moyers & Company.
Variant Title
Gambling with Your Money
  • Film Sponsors: Moyers & Company: Gambling with Your Money (1:28)
  • Corporate Greed (2:05)
  • The Volcker Rule (1:44)
  • Speculative Banking Practices and Financial Crisis (2:08)
  • Protection of Speculative Banking Practices (2:28)
  • Volcker Rule to Prevent Speculation (1:42)
  • Financial Engineering (1:43)
  • Foes of the Volcker Rule (3:48)
  • JPMorgan Chase on the Volcker Rule (2:23)
  • Investment Firms as Banks (1:55)
  • Too Big to Fail? (2:59)
  • Carne Ross Background (2:10)
  • Problems of the Globalized World (2:04)
  • Occupy Movement vs. Government (3:46)
  • Alternatives to War (2:15)
  • Self-Organized Action (1:29)
  • Alternative Banking (4:07)
  • Democracy (1:22)
  • Five of Nine Principles of Citizen Action (3:42)
  • Four of Nine Principles of Citizen Action (2:14)
  • Leaderless Revolution (2:00)
  • World without Institutions? (1:57)
  • Bill Moyers on Restructuring Wall Street (2:51)
  • Credits and Sponsors: Moyers & Company: Gambling with Your Money (1:51)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2012
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Broadcast date: April 6, 2012.
Publisher no.
48994 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (57 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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