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The Money Changers

A very accessible overview about the role of money and the importance of currency and credit and its relationship with political events.

With an American focus, it features fascinating facts about the money-changers throughout history from the time of Christ to the Rothschilds in Europe to the American Revolution and closer to the present day.

Thanks to Jack for the heads up about this documentary, previously only linked to but now embedded here. Its available to watch both in one sitting as well as in 2 parts (below).

UPDATE: If you enjoyed this video, you may also like The Story of Money Animation: ‘Money As Debt’ – an informative animation suitable for a wide age group. It provides an excellent overview that explains complex concepts in a clear and straightforward manner.

Part One:

Part Two:

2 comments on “The Money Changers

  1. homeyra
    12 May, 2007

    Thanks for the link. Though I am far from being of any knowledge about monetary issues, these movies explain in an understandable fashion some mechanisms.
    Very instructive!

  2. peoplesgeography
    12 May, 2007

    Thanks for the feedback, Homie. We must be on a political economy kick! ;) (Liu, central banks n’ all)

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