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MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection

MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
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16 videos in this collection

Advertising and The End of The World
Advertising & the End of the World features an illustrated presentation by Sut Jhally of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the producer and writer of the award-winning Dreamworlds II. Focusing…
Capitalism Hits The Fan - Richard Wolff on the Economic Meltdown
With breathtaking clarity, renowned UMass Economics Professor Rick Wolff breaks down the root causes of today's economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects…
Consumerism & the Limits to Imagination
Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics, and our culture, even though a growing body of research suggests it may be well past its sell-by date. In this illustrated presentation…
Consuming Kids - The Commercialization of Childhood
With virtually no government or public outcry, the multi-billion dollar youth marketing industry has been able to use the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children…
Default - The Student Loan Documentary
Just a few years after the subprime mortgage crisis, there are ominous signs that the student loan market is on the verge of collapsing, yet another casualty of predatory lending…
Dysfunctional Societies - How Equality Makes Societies Stronger
What distinguishing feature do the world's healthiest and happiest societies have in common? According to acclaimed author Richard Wilkinson, the answer is simple: they have far less income inequality than…
Feeding Frenzy - The Food Industry, Obesity and the Creation of a Health Crisis
Over the past three decades, obesity rates in the U.S. have more than doubled for children and tripled for adolescents -- and a startling 70% of adults are now obese…
In Debt We Trust - America Before the Bubble Bursts
This hard-hitting documentary investigates why so many Americans - college and high school students in particular - are being strangled by debt. Zeroing in on how the mall has replaced…
Mickey Mouse Monopoly - Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power
The Disney Company's massive success in the 20th century is based on creating an image of innocence, magic and fun. Its animated films in particular are almost universally lauded as…
The New Economics 101
Economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor lays out a positive vision for rethinking our relationship to consumer goods in this accessible and timely analysis of the devastating ecological, social, and…
The Next American Revolution
Beyond Corporate Capitalism and State Socialism While there's been no shortage of commentary about the structural crisis plaguing the American economic and political system, from wage stagnation and chronic unemployment…
No Logo - Brands Globalization Resistance
In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world's best-known brands find themselves on the wrong end of the spray paint can the…
The Overspent American - Why We Want What We Do Not Need
This powerful video scrutinizes what Juliet Schor calls "the new consumerism" -- a national phenomenon of upscale spending shaped and reinforced by a media system driven by commercial interests. Illustrated…
Plunder - The Crime of our Time
Exposing the forces responsible for the loss of trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, massive foreclosures and the disappearance of retirement funds, Plunder: The Crime of Our Time investigates the…
Shop 'Til You Drop - The Crisis of Consumerism
Are we too materialistic? Are we willfully trashing the planet in our pursuit of things? And what's the source of all this frenetic consumer energy and desire anyway? In a…
Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse
In this highly anticipated sequel to his groundbreaking, ADVERTISING AND THE END OF THE WORLD, media scholar Sut Jhally explores the devastating personal and environmental fallout from advertising, commercial culture,…

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