Category Archives: Video

Market Sentiment and the Ingenuity of the Markets

In a brilliant sketch by John Bird and John Fortune, aired during The South Bank Show on 14 October 2007, these British satirists trace the very workings of financial markets and the outbreak of the subprime crisis. Tragicomedy at its best…! *** Join Economic Sociology … Continue reading

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Princes of the Yen and the Japanese Shock Doctrine

“It is better for the Bank of Japan not to attract attention and remain as quit as the forest in a rural shrine.” – Hisato Ichimada, the 18th Governor of the Bank of Japan, 1946-1954 (Werner 2003: 70) “Thanks to this … Continue reading

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“Aftermath of a Crisis”: Manuel Castells and his colleagues tackling the crisis and its consequences

“In this crisis, some people are trying to go back and other people are trying to discover what the future could be. What doesn’t work anymore is the present, for anyone. That’s why it’s Aftermath Time.” – Manuel Castells Shortly after … Continue reading

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You, George Soros and Zizek’s “Cultural Capitalism”: We all BUY our redemption from being only consumerists

In this 10 minute discerning and animated talk, the audio in which is complemented by a visually stunning cartoon, a philosopher Slavoj Zizek discusses how ethics and charity have been co-opted by capitalism, and why this is problematic and amoral. … Continue reading

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Tax breaks for corporations, low-paying jobs and higher taxes for you: a sketch from “Roseanne”

A classic pungent scene from the 1990’s sitcom Roseanne (1 min 40 sec)

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Jerry ‪Seinfeld‬ on ‪consumerism‬, ‪advertising‬ and ‪culture‬ of ‪consumption‬ :-)

Jerry Seinfeld: “I love advertising because I love lying… I think spending your life trying to dupe innocent people out of hard-won earnings to buy useless, low-quality, misrepresented items and services is an excellent use of your energy.” (4 min … Continue reading

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What Class is all about? How do Neoliberalism and Finance Capitalism work?

In this concise and instructive animated presentation (12 min), an economist Richard D. Wolff (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) tackles these questions and applies them to the 2007-8 “subprime crisis”. *** Join Economic Sociology and Political Economy community via Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Instagram / Tumblr / Reddit / Telegram

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A documentary “The Price of the World Cup” shows Brazil you won’t see on your TV

The city of Fortaleza that will host six world cup games is the fifth most unequal city in the world. 3 million inhabitants live in Fortaleza, most of them on a bare minimum. 110 million euros were invested in the … Continue reading

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‪Piketty‬, ‎Krugman‬ & ‪‎Stiglitz‬ talk about Piketty’s ‪‎”Capital‬ in the 21st Century”

I always say that ‪‎economists‬’ duty for the ‪‎wealthy‬ is not ingrained in the genetic code of their profession. In general, I would say, these scholars embody this argument.  

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“Inequality for All” – a documentary featuring Professor Robert Reich

Economic inequality affects every one of us. “Inequality for All” is a passionate argument on behalf of the poors and middle class in which Robert Reich- a political economist and Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton lucidly demonstrates how the … Continue reading

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