• CAPITALISM: A six-part series

    6 videos  |  Rent $9.95

    320 minutes / 7-day rental

    Capitalism has been the engine of unprecedented economic growth and social transformation. With the fall of the communist states and the triumph of "neo- liberalism," capitalism is by far the world's dominant ideology. But how much do we understand about how it origi...

  • CAPITALISM Episode 1: Adam Smith, The Birth of the Free Market

    1 video  |  Rent $1.99

    53 minutes / 3-day rental

    "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 prof...

  • CAPITALISM Episode 2: The Wealth of Nations: A New Gospel?

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    53 minutes / 3-day rental

    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...

  • CAPITALISM Episode 3: Ricardo and Malthus: Did You Say Freedom?

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    53 minutes / 3-day rental

    "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 ov...

  • CAPITALISM Episode 4: What If Marx Was Right?

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    53 minutes / 3-day rental

    "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...

  • CAPITALISM Episode 5: Keynes vs Hayek: A Fake Debate?

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    53 minutes / 3-day rental

    "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 ...

  • CAPITALISM Episode 6: Karl Polanyi, The Human Factor

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    53 minutes / 3-day rental

    "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....