Commanding Heights: The Battle For The World Economy; From Marx To Markets (2003)
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- Commanding Heights: The Battle For The World Economy
- From Marx To Markets (2003)
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Filmed over the course of two years on five continents, COMMANDING HEIGHTS: THE BATTLE FOR THE WORLD ECONOMY is the first in-depth documentary that tells the inside story of our new global economy and what it means for individuals around the world. Narrated by David Ogden Stiers, explores the new reality, new rules, and new winners and losers in the battle between government and the marketplace; the great debate over globalization; and the powerful force shaping our future society and economy. Based on the best-selling book The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, co-authored by Pulitzer Prize-winner Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw.
The series is built around extraordinary interviews with world leaders and thinkers from twenty different countries—including former President Bill Clinton, Vice President Dick Cheney, former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev, Mexican President Vicente Fox, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Singapore’s Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew, former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, and President George W. Bush’s Economic Advisor Lawrence Lindsey. Series release date: 4/2002
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With free-market capitalism having conquered much of the world, change and transformation reach the collapsing Soviet Union. The end of communism brings with it a new dawn, and its leaders embrace the ideas of reform and market deregulation through "shock therapy." This episode focuses on how Russia struggles with reform as it lived through the upheavals of rapid change, coping with both the new freedoms and the new issues of privatization, deregulation, and the shock of freewheeling competition.
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- Global Affairs
- Sullivan, Michael (Series Producer)
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