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Poverty Inc (2014)

Poverty Inc., traces the history of capitalism, examines corporate globalization, exposes a failed economic system and focuses on America's descent into third world status driven by the new amoral predatory power elite

Directors:

Gary Null, Valerie Van Cleve (co-director)

Writer:

Richard Gale
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Credited cast:
Sasha Abramsky Sasha Abramsky ... Himself - Author, American Way of Poverty
Jordan Belfort ... Himself
Joel Berg Joel Berg ... Himself
Steve Brigham Steve Brigham ... Himself
Gerald Celente Gerald Celente ... Himself
Harvey Cox Harvey Cox ... Himself
Chris Hedges Chris Hedges ... Himself
Max Keiser Max Keiser ... Himself
David Korten David Korten ... Himself
Dennis Kucinich Dennis Kucinich ... Himself
Garry Leech Garry Leech ... Himself
Frances Moore Lappé Frances Moore Lappé ... Herself
Ralph Nader ... Himself
Greg Palast Greg Palast ... Himself
Michael Parenti Michael Parenti ... Himself
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Should the western world decide the fate of other countries? Are we just so blind to other cultures and ways of living that we can't imagine any other way? The term WELFARE is way too common in our thinking. This film displays the 'law of unintended consequences' all too well, and seeks to show people those unintended effects from the western way of providing aid to poverty stricken areas of the world. Written by pecan111

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Country:

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Language:

English

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Boring conspiracist claptrap
14 August 2015 | by guy-chapmanSee all my reviews

Conspiracist films can be amusing, if they are as insane as What The Bleep, but this is about as entertaining as being harangued by a street-corner evangelist.

Even if you are sympathetic to the the view that the banking industry is corrupt and that politicians collude to protect it from its own greed and incompetence, the film still comes across like fingernails on a blackboard. It is strident, it treats the audience like children, and I am far from convinced that the views of the people interviewed are correctly represented (propaganda films do have a tendency to quote-mine).

It lacks the slick presentation and off-the-wall loopiness of Zeitgeist, and I think the budget was probably about ten dollars.

Gary Null is no Michael Moore.


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