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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: Taming Capitalism Run Wild

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Even as President Obama's talking points champion the middle class and condemn how our economy caters to the very rich, the truth behind modern American capitalism is a story of continued inequality and hardship. Even a modest increase in the minimum wage - as suggested by the president - faces opposition from those who apparently pledge allegiance first and foremost to America's wealthy and powerful. Some, however, aren't just wringing their hands about our economic crisis; they're fighting back. In this edition of Moyers & Company, economist Richard Wolff joins Bill to shed light on the disaster left behind in capitalism's wake and discusses how to battle for economic justice. Wolff has written many books on the effects of rampant capitalism, including Capitalism Hits the Fan.
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48 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Taming Capitalism Run Wild
  • Moyers Condemns the Growth of Wealth Inequality (1:40)
  • Moyers Introduces Economist Richard Wolff (1:43)
  • What Causes the Wealth Disparity? (2:25)
  • Minimum Wage (1:22)
  • Who's To Blame? (0:50)
  • Effects of a Minimum Wage Hike (1:34)
  • Economic Reasons for a Minimum Wage Increase (1:09)
  • The Myth of Equal Opportunity (2:38)
  • The Myth of the Free Market (2:16)
  • Separation of Economics and Business in Universities (3:40)
  • Lack of Debate About the American System (3:02)
  • Is Greed the Root of the Problem? (2:13)
  • Can More Regulation Solve Our Problems? (3:02)
  • Giant Companies Avoid Corporate Income Taxes (1:41)
  • Does Democracy Act as a Brake? (3:39)
  • A Lesson Not Learned (3:10)
  • A Severe Crisis Ahead (1:34)
  • Chasing the American Dream (4:12)
  • A Dire Future? (1:51)
  • Credits: Moyers & Company: Taming Capitalism Run Wild (2:12)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2013.
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Broadcast date: February 22, 2013.
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53110 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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