Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013)
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MONEY FOR NOTHING is a feature-length documentary about the Federal Reserve - made by a Team of AFI, Sundance, and Academy Award winners - that seeks to unveil America's central bank and its impact on our economy and our society. Current and former top economists, financial historians, and investors and traders provide unprecedented access and take viewers behind the curtain to debate the future of the world's most powerful financial institution. Digging beneath the surface of the 2008 crisis, Money For Nothing is the first film to ask why so many facets of our financial system seemed to self-destruct at the same time. For many economists and senior Fed officials, the answer is clear: the same Fed that put out 2008's raging financial fire actually helped light the match years before. (c) Official Site … More
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Wonky, both in its fascination with policy, and in its eccentrically dry tone ...
It all feels more suited to the classroom than a movie theatre when Schreiber details how raising interest rates slows economic activity, or how the Fed became "banker to the world."
Money For Nothing lacks the rush of Rush, but you still might find your pulse racing and your blood boiling by the film's end.
The subtitle declares rather than alludes. It is what it is, as Bill Belichick (that gridiron Ben Bernanke) would say, bluntly informing what the movie is about.
Thumbing through this flip-book of experts - some seem better credentialed than others - can be a blur, but their cautioning about a Greek-style government debt bubble is hard to ignore.
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