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Videos on the Financial System, Empire, and Elites

This list of financial system videos includes funny and serious videos and animations about fiat currency, fractional reserve banking, elites, empire, the money power, big banks (banksters), bailouts, fraud, the wealth gap, ponzi economics and more.

See the rightmost column for additional categories of videos related to the financial system, empire, and elites.

FINANCIAL SYSTEM VIDEOS
FUNNY

 
funny video about money link; thumb of rich people's heads orbiting like electrons around a bag of money
THE GODAWFUL PARTICLE
Scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery—the long-sought particle that lies behind all things in our universe! Amazingly, it orbits in this pattern:  $    Watch funny video about money(1:25)

 
funny banksters video link; thumb of fat banker in front of candidates Obama and Romney
BANKSTERS WOO-HOO! ... EITHER WAY
Republicrats or Demopublicans, it does not matter. Either way, the public loses, and banksters get fatter. From Mark Fiore.  Watch funny banksters video(1:31)

 
social security satire video link; thumb of old woman jumping Grand Canyon
DIE YOUNG, STAY PRETTY MUCH OFF SOCIAL SECURITY
The Ponzi-scheme design of Social Security has politicians and activists searching for solutions. Perhaps Americans should live faster, die younger!  Watch social security satire video(1:56)

 
funny video on too big to fail banks link; thumb of three divas singing and several banksters playing with money
BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
This mildly amusing music video suggests we should change "too big to fail" to "too big to bail" and break up mega-banks like Bank of America instead of letting their reckless behavior threaten the entire financial system.  Watch funny video on too big to fail banks(2:28)

 
funny banker video link; thumb of three down-and-out bankers looking longingly at champagne bottle
ADOPT A BANKER
George has fallen on hard times. The bonus from his big-bank job isn't what it used to be, and the designer suits, sports cars, and magnums of champagne are getting harder to afford. Will you help?  Watch funny banker video.

 
funny empire / foreign aid video link; thumb of corporate superman hovering above oil well and trees, village in background
BILLION DOLLAR BILL
In just two minutes, this animation sums up how the corporate-banking-warfare model is used to dominate and pillage the world. Hilariously accurate.  Watch funny empire / foreign aid video.

 
funny video about political attack ads link; thumb of family on farm, listening to attack ads
SUPER-PAC MAD-LIBS
Mark Fiore shows how the language of the political attack ad works, skewering the cretins on both sides who use such democracy-defacing tactics.  Watch funny video about political attack ads.

  FINANCIAL SYSTEM VIDEOS
SERIOUS

 
video about silver manipulation link; thumb of US dollar burning
THE SILVER BULLET AND THE SILVER SHIELD
The price of silver is manipulated and suppressed by those that control the fiat currency systems of the world. Those same forces are wrecking the planet and slowly reinstating a debt serfdom system. Silver plays an important role in the problem—and the solution.  Watch video about silver manipulation(12:16)

 
MAV bug-bot drone
MAVs — BUG-BOT DRONES
MAVs are bird- or insect-sized drones that can be weaponized to kill using vectors like injectable poisons. Watch the demonstration video and read why all US citizens should be concerned about development of these killer bug-bots.
 
fractional reserve banking video link; thumb of pyramid crest from US currency
THE MONEY MASTERS
This documentary shows how the modern political power structure has its roots in the hidden manipulation and accumulation of gold and other forms of money. The methodology has evolved over the last three centuries, and nation after nation, including the United States, has fallen prey to a cabal of international central bankers intent on being masters of the world.  Watch The Money Masters free online.

 
video about true change link; thumb of ideas + we + ? = change
THE STORY OF CHANGE
Can right-minded shopping save the world? Nope. The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just, and fulfilling world.  Watch video about true change(6:29)

 
money system video link; thumb of logo for The Secret of Oz
THE SECRET OF OZ
Bill Still produced the highly acclaimed 1996 documentary The Money Masters, which outlined the centuries-long domination of the banksters and predicted the economic events that have now beset the world He has condensed and updated the original 3.5 hour film and made it available for view for free online. The new movie is called The Secret of Oz.  Watch money system video.

 
The Good Life video link; thumb of man on dock looking at other man in small fishing boat
THE GOOD LIFE
With today's financial tornadoes affecting average folks more and more, we're increasingly questioning "the system" and our role in it. This short animation uses a classic parable-style tale to look at the question, What does "enough" really mean? From Free Range Graphics and social-values business leader Mark Albion, who is author of More Than Money  (subtitle: Questions Every MBA Needs to Answer: Redefining Risk and Reward for a Life of Purpose). Watch: The Good Life.

 
 
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CATEGORY:  EMPIRE — 12.APR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good The Keiser Report

Where is the Next Generation of Protesters? — Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss an article in The Guardian that examines why young people are not protesting against a system that clearly does not have their best interests in mind. The young people point out that the interconnection between corporations and government, combined with the restrictive policies that cause police to deal with any protest as if it were a riot, make protest a risky proposition, from a short-term safety standpoint and from a career standpoint.
Watch  |  Download/listen   12:33

GP comment:  For now, at least, the youngsters are somewhat exaggerating the risk of protest and free speech. Beyond that, though, why is it the younger generation's responsibility to fix this mess? It's the previous two generations that abandoned good citizenship in favor of the perks of empire. Step up, people.

Original Show Pub Date: 10.Apr.2014

CATEGORY:  MUSIC — 12.APR.2014

CATEGORY:  EMPIRE — 11.APR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good The Shortwave Report

Empire vs. Venezuelan, Argentina, and Cuba—to Name a Few — The Shortwave Report features short news clips from various media outlets around the world. Topics here include ... Venezuelan President Maduro has accused the US of backing violent actions and promoting a coup in his country. ~~ An opinion piece on the creation of social-media propaganda by US AID to create dissidence in Cuba. ~~ An interview with a Adrian Salbuchi from Argentina on the reasons Britain and the US were so concerned about the attempted takeover of the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands in 1982. ~~ There was a gathering in Rwanda to remember the genocide of 800,000 that began 20 years ago.
Show notes page  |  Download/listen   29:00

GP comment:  Empire never sleeps.

Original Show Pub Date: 11.Apr.2014

CATEGORY:  FINANCIAL — 11.APR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Peak Prosperity

The Benefits of Deploying Investment Capital Locally — One can make a strong case that all investing—making money just because you have money—is a parasitic activity on the productive workforce. But if you're not ready to go that far, Michael Shuman's plan is probably more your speed. He suggests that it's waaaaay better to invest in local businesses than to invest in Wall Street or similar markets. Local investing can provide better returns for you personally and it is proven to improve capital retention within a community.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   43:48

GP comment:  And let's not forget about the improved karma.

Original Show Pub Date: 23.Mar.2014

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ABOUT FINANCIAL SYSTEM COLLAPSE, ELITES, EMPIRE, BANKSTERS, BAILOUTS, ECONOMICS
 
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funny collapse/bug-out video link; thumb of yacht in open waters
COLBERT PLATINUM — WEALTH UNDER SIEGE
As civilization teeters on the brink, the resilience-minded among us are installing solar panels, harvesting rainwater, and planting gardens. The uber-wealthy have different options, as Stephen Colbert explains in this funny collapse/bug-out video.
 
US money problems video link; thumb of taxpayer giving wheelbarrow full of cash to banksters
THE STORY OF BROKE
Annie Leonard observes that it's "austerity for the masses" at the same time the 1% continue feeding at the trough. With smarter choices on how we spend the remaining public money, can all be well again? The fun graphics make this US money problems video quite tasty.

 
funny US debt downgrade videos link; thumb of Robert Reich next to a down-trending graph
DEBT DOWNGRADE DOOM
Four short funny clips that plumb the humorous depths of the falling US credit rating— from Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, as well as a hilarious piece from Robert B. Reich.  Watch funny US debt downgrade videos.

 
video on infinite growth link; thumb of teddy bears being assembled on a conveyor belt
WHO KILLED ECONOMIC GROWTH?
Richard Heinberg and top animators have put together a very cool short video about the unavoidable end of the infinite growth paradigm.  Watch video on infinite growth.
 
funny video rich people link; thumb of image of two commentators on set
ARE AMERICA’S RICH FALLING BEHIND THE SUPER-RICH?
This video short cleverly spoofs the typical debate about the gap between rich and poor by discussing "the growing gap between the rich and super-rich" — the haves and the have-mores...Watch funny video rich people.

 
TV game show board; click to go to animation page at external site; opens in new window
RECESSION GAME SHOWS
A cute animated riff on the recession as it might show up in popular TV game shows. From Walt Handelsman. Go there

 
funny goldman sachs video link; thumb of image of executive and bum
MONEY FOR NOTHING AND THE GENIUS OF GOLDMAN SACHS
A funny animation from Mark Fiore that takes high-parody pot-shots at the outrageousness of Goldman Sachs' continuing good fortune in spite of the ongoing economic meltdown that is trashing mainstreet and in spite of the fact that Goldman took billions in taxpayer dollars to keep from going out of business not that long ago.  Watch funny goldman sachs video.
 
sad rich man shopping for gifts; click to go to funny video page at external site; opens in new window
NATION’S WEALTHY CRUELLY DEPRIVED OF TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
Anytime someone compares low wages for working stiffs to ridiculous pay packages for CEOs, free-market flacks are quick to deride it as "class warfare." Of course, in reality, there is no class war. It's already over—and the rich won. But fret not: the poor still have an advantage in the fullness of their Christmas spirit, and all the high-tech toys and Tiffany baubles in the world can't touch that, right? Satire from The Onion. Go there
 
satirists Bird and Fortune on stage; click to go to video page at external site; opens in new window
GIVING IRAQ THE BIRD OVER OIL FORTUNE
A brilliant bit of satire from two British comedians named Bird & Fortune about the Iraq war, control of Iraqi oil, and (shhh!) permanent American military bases there. Via YouTube. Go there

 
Stephen Colbert with a pitchfork
BAILOUTS, BOOSTERS & BUNKERS
Stephen Colbert proves that he is the modern master of satire.... BAILOUTS: After this funny intro to the "AIG bonus" fiasco, Colbert moves on to a VERY funny segment in which the proposed solution for miscreant CEOs is to have them enter into mortal combat in a Thunderdome — with gleeful, screaming taxpayers as spectators.
BOOSTERS: These days, apparently, the best that free-marketeers can come up with is tired references to Ayn Rand's polemic Atlas Shrugged, which this Colbert piece shrugs off quite nicely.
BUNKERS: Hey, we actually think SOME the scenarios explored in Glenn Beck's "War Room" segments (video no longer available) —catastrophic economic collapse, for instance—are not at all that far-fetched. But you just have to love Colbert's satirical treatment of Beck's schtick—first with this intro, then the Colbert Report's "Dooooom Bunker".
 
funny summer jobs video link; thumb of Alan Greenspan in lifeguard chair
STIMULATE THIS, BRO!
A funny video about summer jobs for stupid, corrupt politicians; i.e. the best summer jobs for them, given their dumb, insensitive, venal behavior.  Watch funny summer jobs animation.

 
press secretary at lectern
FUNNY BAILOUT BUFFET
Humor does not stop just because our elected leaders are selling us down the river. Here at GP, we're gonna laugh all the way to the poorhouse. Join in the grunting and guffawing with a couple funny 'net clips.

$1,000,000,000,000 Bailout -- A faux, deadpan-humor White House press conference on the bailout....from Funny Or Die.

The Colbert Report -- Edgy, funny: "Vladimir Putin's just jealous because America is winning the economic meltdown race."

 
executive jet flying off into the sunset
BAILOUT BONANZA
Four funny animations on the continuing bailout bonanza being enjoyed by Wall Street bankers, enabled by their government minions. Have you gotten your share of the bill for the golden fleecing yet? All from Flash master Mark Fiore.

-- Wall Street Executive Air
-- Zombie Bank
-- Hopping Mad
-- Leverage Me Tender

  SERIOUS

 
credit card debt video link; thumb of credit cards on a felt game table
FRONTLINE: THE CARD GAME
This PBS/Frontline episode gives a good tour of the credit card industry's abusive consumer practices and extensive political lobbying. Also covered are checking-account overdraft fees and payday lenders.  Watch credit card debt video.
 
video - us empire / military industrial complex link; thumb of bald eagle against american flag backdrop
THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY
This marvelous documentary starts out as just another 9-11 conspiracy movie but quickly transitions to broader territory, showing that false-flag operations have been used by the US for over a century to ....

Read full review and/or watch The New American Century online for free.

 
sustainable investing video link; thumb of geoff mulgan on stage
POST-CRASH INVESTMENT FOR A BETTER WORLD
Jeff Mulgan gives an 18-minute talk on the need for our modern civilization to invest in social progress as well as technical progress. In his own wonky way, what he's really talking about is the coming transformation of our society from one based on predatory capitalism to a more cooperative, mutually beneficial, more sustainable economic system.  Watch sustainable investing video.

 
collage of skyscraper and evil-looking skull; click to go to video page at external site; opens in new window
SUPER RICH: THE GREED GAME
The global financial crisis is due to a pyramid scam executed on the grandest scale. But many of the perpetrators of the scam are walking away from the mess with millions and billions. This 1-hour BBC documentary reveals how the super-rich schemed to make the con game work—and how they are now relaxing in ostentatious mansions, private jets, and posh vacation spots, with the rest of us picking up the bill. In the meantime, amidst ongoing multi-billion-dollar government bailouts, we ask: How can the current financial system be valid if it allows such things as companies that are "too big to be allowed to fail"?
 
image of earth from space with the words 'oil, smoke and mirrors'; click to go to video page; opens in new window
OIL, SMOKE & MIRRORS
This documentary is an excellent presentation of the facts that cast overwhelming doubt on the official story of 9/11, linking the event to a larger, unspoken geopolitical strategy that has its roots in Peak Oil, not Al Queda. This is must-see internet TV for any citizen of the US—and the world. Available free from Ronan Doyle via YouTube ... Go there
   
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