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Adam Smith, The Birth of the Free Market
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 54 mins

'The magical circle of investment and conquest... begins with the discovery of the Americas. This is the engine of two wheels: the wheel of scientific discoveries and the wheel of capitalist economy. Credit, investment, profits. More credit, more investment, more profits.' - Historian Yuval Noah Harari

How did ca...

(Icarus Films, 2015), 54 mins
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Karl Polanyi, The Human Factor
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 54 mins

'The economy is important but it cannot override and colonize, if you wish, all other aspects of our social life and our society.' - Economist Kari Polanyi Levitt

Karl Polanyi's life's work was to reintegrate society and economy - with the latter serving the former.

Taking us on a journey from ancient Sumeria to...

(Icarus Films, 2015), 54 mins
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Keynes vs Hayek: A Fake Debate?
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 55 mins

'The idea of freedom is great for those who have large reserves of credit... Contracts between equals are rare things in capitalism.' - Economist Robert Boyer

For nearly a century, most economic debate in capitalist societies has come down to a battle royal between two camps: those following John Maynard Keynes a...

(Icarus Films, 2015), 55 mins
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Ricardo and Malthus: Did You Say Freedom?
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 54 mins

'To see weeds grow where we used to build things that were in every General Motors vehicle is just terrible.' - Art Reyes, electrician and former GM employee, Flint, Michigan

In Flint, Michigan, a weed-strewn lot is all that's left of a factory that once employed over 10,000 people. In Haiti, cheap subsidized Ame...

(Icarus Films, 2015), 54 mins
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The Wealth of Nations: A New Gospel?
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 54 mins

Adam Smith published two books in his life. The Wealth of Nations is a global bestseller that has never been out of print, while The Theory of Moral Sentiments is largely forgotten.

This episode of CAPITALISM argues that disconnecting Smith the economist from Smith the moral philosopher has led to tragic distorti...

(Icarus Films, 2015), 54 mins
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What If Marx Was Right?
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 55 mins

'Paradoxically, we can't really learn that much about socialism or communism or the future from Marx. We can learn a great deal about how capital works.' - Marx historian David Harvey

When the communist systems of the 20th century crumbled, many thought that was the end for Karl Marx as a serious thinker too. But...

(Icarus Films, 2015), 55 mins
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