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John Maynard Keynes and Keynesianism [electronic resource]

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If anyone comes close to rivaling Winston Churchill as the central figure in modern British history, it is John Maynard Keynes. He is often credited with, among other things, helping to save capitalism from the Great Depression, ensuring that the war against the Nazis was properly funded, and building postwar decades of growth and prosperity. Today his ideas remain crucial to the critical debate of our time: should governments borrow and spend their way out of a global economic crisis or slash their budgets and reduce their national debts? With contributions from some of the world's leading economic thinkers, including a Nobel laureate and the governor of the Bank of England, this program examines the Keynesian economic vision - acknowledging the ongoing controversies around it while recognizing that when disaster struck in 2008, it was Keynes's ideas to which many world leaders turned.
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51 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 28, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Masters of Money: Three Economists Who Changed the World
Masters of money
  • Keynes' Increasing Relevance (2:30)
  • Pirelli (2:16)
  • Deficits and Saving Capitalism (1:18)
  • Keynes Influence (2:09)
  • Keynes at University (2:12)
  • Keynes on German Reparations (4:15)
  • Impositions on Greece (1:34)
  • Keynes on Unpredictable Economy (3:11)
  • Economic Predictions and Human Nature (1:44)
  • Bubbles (1:24)
  • Keynes' Civilized Values (1:23)
  • Keynes' Radical Idea (1:57)
  • Stimulus Spending (2:34)
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy (1:44)
  • Hoover and Roosevelt (1:43)
  • Hoover Dam and Keynesianism (3:23)
  • Keynesian Response in 2009 (1:54)
  • Keynes, Debt and British Austerity (2:22)
  • Need for Bretton Woods (2:04)
  • Bretton Woods (1:29)
  • German Exports and Peripheral Europe (3:20)
  • Legacy of Keynesianism (1:30)
  • International Economy Today (1:23)
  • Keynes's Contradiction (0:41)
  • Credits: John Maynard Keynes and Keynesianism: Masters of Money- Three Economists Who Changed the World (0:50)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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  • 51973s Films Media Group
  • 51974 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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