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DVD's: Economics

RU Library - Level 1

Freakonomics : the movie

Directed by Alex Gibney, Eugene Jarecki, Heidi Ewing, Morgan Spurlock, Rachel Grady 2011

The corporation

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Produced by Mark Achbar and Bart Simpson 2003

Written by Joel Bakan, Harold Crooks and Mark Achbar

Directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott



Ascent of money

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Niall Ferguson 2008

Commanding Heights : the battle for the world economy

Series produced by William Cran 2003

Written by William Cran and Daniel Yergin

World in the balance

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WGBH Educational Foundation 2004

Executive Producer Linda Harrar

Ups & downs of stocks

Produced by Valerie Coelho and Kieran Hurt 2007

Directed by Kieran Hurt

Margin call

Produced by Robert Ogden Barnum and Corey Moosa 2011

Written and directed by J.C. Chandor



Distributed by Progressive Press 2008

The billionaire inside : Donald Trump

"CNBC's Erin Burnett goes one on one with Donald Trump to unlock the secrets that made him rich. Learn how to achieve the Trump traits you need to build and sustain wealth"

Darwin's nightmare

Documentary film that exposes the poverty and misery of the people living on the shores on Lake Victoria in Tanzania who are dependent upon fishing the Nile perch from the lake for their meager earnings. The fish are exported by air to Europe to be sold cheaply and the planes that arrive to transport the fish at first seem to arrive empty, but turn out to carry weapons to Africa and fish away

Kicking away the ladder : corporate economics vs. democracy : a talk by Noam Chomsky

A talk by Noam Chomsky 2006

Capitalism : a love story

Michael Moore 2009

Inside job

Produced, written and directed by Charles Ferguson 2010

Untold wealth : the rise of the super rich

CNBC 2008

Produced by Lori Gordon


How great companies achieve extraordinary results with ordinary people

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Produced by Karen Sutton 2001

Directed by Jon Positeri

The Century of the self

Written and produced by Adam Curtis 2006

Open outcry

Produced by Jon Else and Bonnie Cohen 2000

Directed and photographed by Jon Else

The take

Produced by Barna-Alper productions 2006

Directed by Avi Lewis

Dollars and dreams : West Africans in New York

Directed by Jeremy Rocklin ; produced by Jeremy Rocklin & Abdel Kader Ouedraogo 2006

Diamond road

A documentary following the path of diamonds, both geographically and historically. Details the widespread and complex interrelationship of trade and effort involving the diamond industry, from impovershed day-laborers in Sierra Leone, to craftsmen in India, to dealers, jewelers and gemologists in New York City, all attended by the marketing and sales strategies that have made the diamond trade what it is today

The Big Short

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The financial meltdown from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre autistic-like stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market's housing boom is based on a "house of cards" sham


A film by Michael Moore 2007

The big one

Written and directed by Michael Moore 2003

Black Gold

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Produced and directed by Marc Francis and Nick Francis 2006

The rise of disaster capitalism

Produced by Bonobo Films 2009


This land is our land

A presentation of the Media Education Foundation 2010

In co-operation with "On the Commons"

Directed by Jeremy Earp and Sut Jhally

Produced by Jeremy Earp and Andrew Kelly

Sowing for need or sowing for greed? : the promises of the Green Revolution

A film by Judith Bourque and Peter Gunnarsson 1989

Western Samoa : [a dual economy]

Edited by Bob Hardie 1988

Too big to fail

Produced by Ezra Swerdlow 2012

Directed by Curtis Hanson

The 8th Habit : from effectiveness to greatness

Presents a comprehensive program for achieving personal and organizational excellence by developing an awareness of how perceptions and assumptions hinder success. Provides guidance in how to find one's "unique personal significance," inspire others, and create a workplace where people feel engaged