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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Jim Bruce

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Liev Schreiber ... Narrator (voice)
Paul Volcker ... Self - Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1979-1987)
Janet Yellen ... Self - Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve
Peter Atwater Peter Atwater ... Self - Former Head of Asset Finance - J.P. Morgan
Alan Blinder Alan Blinder ... Self - Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1994-1996)
Tony Boeckh Tony Boeckh ... Self - Economist - The Boeckh Investment Letter
Michael Bordo Michael Bordo ... Self - Professor of Economics - Rutgers University
Dave Colander Dave Colander ... Self - Professor of Economics - Middlebury College
Peter Fisher Peter Fisher ... Self - Executive V.P. - Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1994-2001)
Richard Fisher Richard Fisher ... Self
Marvin Goodfriend Marvin Goodfriend ... Self - Senor V.P. - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (1993-2005)
Jim Grant ... Self - Economist / Editor - Grant's Interest Rate Observer
Jeremy Grantham Jeremy Grantham ... Self - Chief Investment Strategist - GMO
Todd Harrison Todd Harrison ... Self - Derivatives Trader / CEO - Minyanville Media
Thomas Hoenig Thomas Hoenig ... Self - 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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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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Trying to Understand the Fed
2 March 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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.

This film covers everything from the Great Depression up through Bretton Woods (and its repeal in 1971) and on through the crisis of 2007-2008. We get Greenspan's connection to Ayn Rand and learn a few technical terms like "quantitative easing".

This is a great primer for anyone who knows absolutely nothing about the Federal Reserve. And, frankly, that happens to be most of us. Even those who do know something will probably learn more. How odd that the engine fueling our economy (maybe even the entire global economy) is not something many people could even explain.


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English

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve See more »

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Gross USA:

$88,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,045
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