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2 On Topic Films On Tv Tonight Tuesday 1/9/09

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Hi All,

Just for your information:-

2 on topic films on tv tonight Tuesday 1/9/09:-

'Boiler Room' about scammy hard sell of worthless shares

Five USA 9:00pm-11:20pm

and

'Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room' about the rise and fall of Enron

More4 11:45pm-2:00am

http://www.tvguide.co.uk/

I read that Enron book a few years ago, very enlightening...loved it when they turn off the electricity for like most of California to try and drive prices higher...

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There is a doc called Shock Doctrine on More4 at 10 tonight about US Capitalism.
I believe it is based on the book by Naomie Klein. I read part of the book, which I think is good, but I had to stop 'cos some of it was too depressing and upsetting. So, if you are of nervous disposition or sensitive, be warned. Perhaps the doc will not be as strong as the book.

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There is a doc called Shock Doctrine on More4 at 10 tonight about US Capitalism.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-shock-doctrine

The Shock Doctrine is the latest documentary from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom, co-directed by Mat Whitecross. Based on Naomi Klein's bestselling book, The Shock Doctrine argues that America's 'free market' policies have come to dominate the world through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.

Both the film and the book argue that governments all over the world exploit natural disasters, economic crises and wars to push through radical free market policies. Klein calls this 'disaster capitalism' and in her view, disaster capitalism is as effective as psychiatric shock therapy at wiping our collective memory.

The film concludes that the result is often catastrophic for ordinary people and hugely beneficial to big corporations. The documentary also adds to Klein's thesis - which was written before the recent market turmoil - and includes an analysis of how the financial world got into its current troubled state.

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There is a doc called Shock Doctrine on More4 at 10 tonight about US Capitalism.

This is based on the book by Naomi Klein, it was a best seller a couple of summers ago. I took it on holiday and couldn't put it down, read it twice! This is mandatory reading for any HPCer who wants to know where things might end up, indeed many of the things she highlighted have already happened or are happening.

Some of it is kinda worrying tho.

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I read that Enron book a few years ago, very enlightening...loved it when they turn off the electricity for like most of California to try and drive prices higher...

Sounds familiar to the latest fear mongering were gtting about blackouts doesnt it!!!

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boiler room is an interesting view into the beast.

Great film that one. Both great films.

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Boiler room is quality. Classic pyramid. On at the same time as the More 4 one though. Seen the Enron one before I think. Very enlightening. I think the main jist of it was very simple. <Remove spoiler>

The whole World just seems like one big scam...

Edit to remove spoiler. Not that it is a secret anymore !!

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