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ideology economic theory economy politics global economy elite debt poverty economics historical unemployment neoliberalism free market social issues economic problems western society economic inequality zeitgeist finance regression


Release Date: January 30, 2015

Year    :   2015
Slogan    :   «Genesis, decline and revenge of an ideology»
Genres    :   Documentary, History
Production Companies    :   Vox Populi
Director    :   Ruggero Arenella
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Ruggero Arenella, Ruggero Arenella, Riccardo Donat-Cattin
RunTime    :   80 mins.

In the last 250 years, free-market ideology has played a central role in the development of the logic and rhetoric that have influenced the daily life of populations throughout the world. It was cornered for a few decades during the twentieth century in favor of a social economy for the public interest, and then returned to the limelight in the last thirty years of the century to dominate the logics that drive world economies, doing the favor of the elites at the expense of 99%. Through the testimony of six people informed about the facts, Laissez-faire offers a historical and ideological perspective through which to identify the fundamental problems of the economic mechanism on which societies are based.

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