Friday Movie Night - China's Rise and Ghost Cities

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!

Tonight's documentary is TED talk by Economist Martin Jacques on how China is projected to overtake the global as the world's largest economy.


Understanding the Rise of China


Since the above talk was fairly rosy (for China anyway), the below is more dire. Not only has China captured the globe's manufacturing jobs, their great boom is in fact filled with ghosts, otherwise known as 1.4 billion Chinese consumer mythical spirits.


China's Ghost Cities and Malls




Inside Job Documentary

Tonight's documentary was swapped. This site tries to make sure all economic related documentaries we highlight are online with the ok, knowledge of the copyright owners. Honestly I could not figure out if the below Academy award winning Documentary on the financial crisis, Inside Job, was known to be available online or if it was ok. It's been on some major sites which honor copyright, then taken down, then put back up.

I decided to embed it in the comment, which means it shouldn't be easily found by search engines on this site yet still bring it to people's attention. Obviously it's a fantastic documentary so perfect for this site, but if it's not supposed to be online, I can also take it down more easily with a simple comment deletion.


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If you don't already know this, pretty much everything under the sun, which we know is not only copyright protected but actually in theaters or hasn't even been released to DVD, never mind TV, is available on various Chinese servers. I never highlight anything from those servers since it's clearly IP theft by China, but in this case, this documentary is not from Chinese servers, so we'll see.

Til then, just for us, enjoy. This is the best documentary on the financial crisis out there.

offline for the afternoon, new posts coming

Sorry folks, I have to take off this afternoon, so I have a few posts in the works, but not done.

Consider using the SMC, FMN, Saturday reads as open threads for what's happening.