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Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013)

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Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liev Schreiber ... Narrator (voice)
Paul Volcker ... Himself - Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1979-1987)
Janet Yellen Janet Yellen ... Herself - Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve
Peter Atwater Peter Atwater ... Himself - Former Head of Asset Finance - J.P. Morgan
Alan Blinder Alan Blinder ... Himself - Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1994-1996)
Tony Boeckh Tony Boeckh ... Himself - Economist - The Boeckh Investment Letter
Michael Bordo Michael Bordo ... Himself - Professor of Economics - Rutgers University
Dave Colander Dave Colander ... Himself - Professor of Economics - Middlebury College
Peter Fisher Peter Fisher ... Himself - Executive V.P. - Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1994-2001)
Richard Fisher Richard Fisher ... Himself
Marvin Goodfriend Marvin Goodfriend ... Himself - Senor V.P. - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (1993-2005)
Jim Grant Jim Grant ... Himself - Economist / Editor - Grant's Interest Rate Observer
Jeremy Grantham Jeremy Grantham ... Himself - Chief Investment Strategist - GMO
Todd Harrison Todd Harrison ... Himself - Derivatives Trader / CEO - Minyanville Media
Thomas Hoenig Thomas Hoenig ... Himself - President - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (1991-2011) (as Tom Hoenig)
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Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed Chairman's every word. Yet the average person knows very little about the most powerful - and least understood - financial institution on earth. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, Money For Nothing is the first film to take viewers inside the Fed and reveal the impact of Fed policies - past, present, and future - on our lives. Join current and former Fed officials as they debate the critics, and each other, about the decisions that helped lead the global financial system to the brink of collapse in 2008. And why we might be headed there again. Written by Anonymous

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The first film about the NEXT crisis.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amerikanska centralbanken See more »

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| (TV) (2014)

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Color
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Goofs

In the short segment about the 1910 private rail car trip of several important bankers, plus Senator Nelson Aldrich, from Hoboken, New Jersey to Jekyll Island, Georgia, two pieces of old black-and-white film footage of train travel are used to illustrate the trip, with one of those pieces showing curving tracks in a mountainous landscape. There are no curving tracks in a mountainous landscape on any normal rail route from Hoboken to Jekyll Island. See more »

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A Must-See for Investors
7 October 2013 | by jeff-michael-johnsonSee all my reviews

A must-see film for investors looking to understand the recent Boom & Bust cycles produced by the Federal Reserve. More importantly, a must-see film for investors looking to dodge the next BIG bubble. The producer does an excellent job illustrating the history of the Federal Reserve and its original role in the economy. Most impressive, is the quality of the cast interviewed during the film. Members of the Federal Reserve, IMF, Bank of International Settlements, and famous economists to name only a few examples. The credibility of these individuals gives the information more weight than the average documentary. Finally, the film goes on to explain how the Federal Reserve has become something that was not originally intended during its creation, a political instrument that impacts every one of us. Never has it been more important to understand this concept and how it applies to the next big bubble being created as we speak.


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