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Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Jim Bruce

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About the Movie

Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed Chairman's every word. Yet the average person knows very little about the most powerful - and least understood - financial institution on earth. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, Money For Nothing is the first film to take viewers inside the Fed and reveal the impact of Fed policies - past, present, and future - on our lives. Join current and former Fed officials as they debate the critics, and each other, about the decisions that helped lead the global financial system to the brink of collapse in 2008. And why we might be headed there again.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 21
  • Fresh: 13
  • Rotten: 8
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: In trying to convince us that the Fed is powerful, Mr. Bruce perhaps makes it too powerful. Lots of forces go into shaping the economy. To paint it as a one-man show seems oversimplified. – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, Sep 12, 2013

Fresh: A thoughtful, detailed chronicle of the Fed's origins, responsibilities and shifting monetary policies. – Geoff Berkshire, Variety, Sep 17, 2013

Fresh: Money For Nothing lacks the rush of Rush, but you still might find your pulse racing and your blood boiling by the film's end. – Ricardo Baca, Denver Post, Sep 27, 2013

Fresh: The film ends with more questions than answers - perhaps that's the point. – Sheryl Jean, Dallas Morning News, Sep 5, 2013

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Customer Reviews

"He who controls the supply of money controls the nation"

Awesome documentary to help show the impacts of FED policy with the control of money supply. With society based on debt this helps to show how we have gotten to where we are today..............DEBT from the FED. "He who controls the supply of money controls the nation"

Lets just spend what we have and not overspend

First off Joakash Apple and Google combined did not make more then the entire country of Canada. Canada with the USA alone did over 360 Billion worth of business..almost a billion dollars a DAY!!. It is not companies thar are in trouble it is governments at all levels that are over doies this they go bankrupt much faster then a governemtn body that keeps asking the tax payers for more money. This film is good information of the problem at hand in the USA...we owe over and promised over 60 TRILLION dollars!!!

Real Wealth Creation vs Fake Wealth Creation

I think this documentary is useful in explaining to people the basics of how the Federal Reserve operates, how it came to be, and what the Federal Reserve is trying to do - rightly or wrongly.

What I also like at the end of the film, and what needs to be stressed and made into policy is that the financial sector MUST be brought to heel. Economic growth needs to be put back into the court of true value added activities - like production and manufacturing. This shift to having most of our economy shift to services is a big problem, and the assumption that it needs to happen that way is a disease. Production and manufacturing need are the most intense and concentrated forms of value added activities out there. While the financial system can generate dollars - it does not solve problems, or produce things of intrinsic value. The financial system has become an end onto itself and has disconnected itself in many respects to the reality on the ground. The financial system must pushed back into the role of service to other industry and people - not a walled garden.

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve
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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2014

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