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Boom Bust Boom (2015)

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Terry Jones guides us through the history and the nature of the economic boom-bust cycle and why people repeatedly ignore it to their sorrow.

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Terry Jones (co-writer), Theo Kocken (co-writer)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Jones ... Himself - Presenter
George Magnus George Magnus ... Himself - Economist & Author
Robert Shiller Robert Shiller ... Himself - Nobel Prize Winner, Economic Sciences (as Robert J. Shiller)
Zvi Bodie Zvi Bodie ... Himself - Professor of Management
John Cusack ... Himself - Actor & Writer
Andy Haldane Andy Haldane ... Himself - Chief Economist of the Bank of England
Laurie Santos Laurie Santos ... Herself - Associate Professor of Psychology & Cognitive Science
Willem Buiter ... Himself - Bank of England's Monetary Police Committee
Dirk Bezemer Dirk Bezemer ... Himself - Associate Professor of Economics (as Dirk J. Bezemer)
Steve Keen Steve Keen ... Himself - Professor of Economics
Paul Mason Paul Mason ... Himself - Channel 4 News Economics Editor
James K. Galbraith James K. Galbraith ... Himself - Professor of Government
Randall Wray Randall Wray ... Himself - Professor of Economics
Nathan Tankus Nathan Tankus ... Himself - Associate to Institute of New Economic Thinking
Lucy Prebble Lucy Prebble ... Herself - Author, ENRON
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Terry Jones presents Boom Bust Boom. The result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Terry Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken. Co-written by Jones and Kocken and featuring John Cusack, Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J Shiller and Paul Krugman, the film is part of a global movement to change the economic system through education to protect the world from boom and bust. A unique look at why economic crashes happen, Boom Bust Boom is a multimedia documentary combining live action with animation and puppetry to explain economics to everyone.

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Netherlands | UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boom Bust Boom Bust Boom - Your Part in Ruining the Economy See more »

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Bland for economists could be fun and helpful for others.
19 April 2016 | by paulrsavoieSee all my reviews

It was an enjoyable hour but by no means was it groundbreaking. For someone who is not intimately acquainted with economics Boom Bust Boom could be an enjoyable lighthearted crash course in the 2008 recession and a few other basic economic theories/concepts. For economists and anyone studying economics, such as myself, the film is lacking any kind of in depth discussion of the finer details relating to the 2008 recession and does not really tell you anything that you do not already know about the recession and the field of economics. It relies almost entirely on quotes and discussion by some notable, and some not notable, economists and academics. I can only recall a few actual data points being used, such as the size of the government bailouts paid to failing banks. So, Boom Bust Boom should not be taken as a serious economic analysis, it gives you the quick and dirty outline of the 2008 recession and the crisis tendency of capitalism but does not go much further.


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