Financial Changes in a Debt-Ridden Economy
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This paper discusses the messages conveyed in the film, "In Debt We Trust", which looks at multiple aspects of the consumer-driven debt many individuals have in the American economy. It discusses the cycle of debt and how corporations have taken advantage of people in order to make money. The paper makes two suggestions, one for individuals, and one for companies, for how to start changing their systems of payment to pay down debt in the future.
From the Paper:"Danny Schechter's 2006 documentary film, "In Debt We Trust" was marketed with the subtitle "America Before the Bubble Bursts" and the tag line, "The Money We Owe, and the Bill That's Coming Due" (Schechter). In our present-day context, we can see that the film and its concerns, as hinted at through its subtitle and tag line, were certainly right on track with the American economy. Indeed, watching the film two years after it first appeared in theatres feels at least a little uncanny or surreal, as so many of the potential problems discussed in it, including the predatory mortgage lending practices of banks, increased numbers of housing..."
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