It's Friday Night! Party Time! Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!
This evening I cannot help but revisit the 1930's. A famous film from the Great Depression is Our Daily Bread. Labeled pinko and capitalist propaganda at the same time, the story depicts communal living during the depression era.
The politics behind this film are enormous. The director, King Vidor actually turned out to be a political conservative, yet Charlie Chaplin's financing of the film was used to accuse him of being a communist. The lead actress, Karen Morley was blacklisted as a communist in the 1950's and was heavily involved in the Screen Actors Guild.
This isn't the usual educational series but frankly I wasn't in the mood and it's interesting to watch a film on communal, socialism, communism sorts of values and the thoughts that will roam the head on how unworkable/how practical/how ridiculous it all is.
Ok, for all of you in the mood to watch a group of international economists dissect the financial crisis of 2008 causes for you: