Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2002)

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8 December 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This was probably the best documentary I have ever seen.

Commanding Heights is a paced and exciting look at historical events of the last century with glasses of economic policy. The soundtrack and film clips are very good and really improves the experience. I was also very impressed with the quality of the interviewed (Bill Clinton, Margaret Tatcher, Jeffrey Sachs, Milton Friedman etc.) The film takes a close look at various nuances within a planned and market economy. And for those commenting that this is too pro-market - you must have missed the first two hours. The first episode made me more prone to Keynesian ideas than I was before.

Nevertheless, It is an excellent and fun documentary. You wont regret watching it and you will perhaps even feel slightly smarter.


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