Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (2017)

PLUTOCRATS: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else This documentary travels through a world of joblessness, debt, and economic uncertainty to the sovereign ... See full summary »

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Tom Radford

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Credited cast:
Chrystia Freeland Chrystia Freeland ... Herself
Chris Hedges Chris Hedges ... Himself
Lewis Lapham ... Himself
Ronald Wright Ronald Wright ... Himself
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PLUTOCRATS: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else This documentary travels through a world of joblessness, debt, and economic uncertainty to the sovereign nation of the plutocrats, where each crisis seems to offer a new business opportunity. In America, where the 2008 financial meltdown cost $4 trillion in economic output, fortunes were made by the very people who precipitated the disaster while millions lost their homes and their savings. Austerity in Europe, economic stagnation in Asia, a "lost generation" of the young and unemployed - signs we are living through a fundamental global reorganization, the result of which no-one can predict. The world of the 1% has arrived, and the wealth gap is now greater in many countries than during the Gilded Age, the era of the Rockefellers, Carnegies and Vanderbilts. Can our stressed democracies deal with the fallout? Or have governments simply become instruments of the new elite?

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Canada | Greece | Italy | Switzerland | USA | Ukraine

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English

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2017 (Canada) See more »

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Clearwater Documentary See more »
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