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The Fifth Estate House of Cards

When Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008, heralding the onset of a recession, the focus was on the greed and vanity of the Americans who ran the doomed investment giant. But The Fifth Estate has uncovered the Canadian connection to that collapse. His name: Brian Chisick. A Grade 10 dropout from Vancouver who moved to California, Chisick pioneered a predatory type of ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

Doc Zone End of Men

In the past 100 years, the ideals of masculinity have been largely unchanged. Men are rugged individuals, resilient, brave and loyal. Running like a spine through these archetypes is one defining theme: A man is the provider and protector of his family. In the not too distant past, most men had a sense of certainty that they could fulfill those roles. ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse The Men Who Crashed the World (Part 1 of 4)

Greed and recklessness by the titans of Wall Street triggers the largest financial crash since the Great Depression. It's left to US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, himself a former Wall Street banker, to try and avert further disaster.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse After the Fall (Part 4 of 4)

Investigators begin to sift through the meltdown's rubble. Shaken world leaders question the very foundations of modern capitalism while asking: could it all happen again?
  • 2010
  • 00:45:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse Paying the Price (Part 3 of 4)

The victims of the meltdown fight back. In Iceland, protestors force a government to fall. In Canada, ripped off autoworkers occupy their plant. And in France, furious union members kidnap their bosses.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse A Global Tsunami (Part 2 of 4)

The meltdown's devastation ripples around the world, from California to Iceland to China. Facing economic ruin, desperate world leaders are at each other's throats.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Hour The Hour Does Business

BlackBerry, lululemon, Roots. George Stroumboulopoulos sits down with the founders of these Canadian companies and business success stories. Plus incisive conversations with the sharpest minds in business writing, Malcolm Gladwell and David Chilton, make this a must for marketing, entrepreneurial and business courses! Featuring interviews with Nouriel Roubini, Harry Dent, David Chilton, Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Bronfman, Michael Budman (Roots), Jim ...
  • 2009
  • 01:50:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2009 Is the Recession Really Over?

It’s been just over a year since Canada was hit by the effects of a global recession. More than 350,000 people lost their jobs. Now there are some faint signs of recovery, but is the recession really over? In this News and Review story we’ll look at the state of the Canadian economy and what economists are saying about its ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2009

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News in Review - May 2009 The Recession and the Developing World

In early April 2009, the G20 leaders agreed to provide more than $1 trillion of aid to developing countries. The recession has hit those countries hard. Many are running out of money, and some are threatened by mass starvation and violence. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the desperate situation in many countries and what’s being done ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2009

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News in Review - April 2009 Hard Times Hit the Auto Industry

One of the biggest victims of the global credit crunch is the auto industry. Consumer demand is falling, factories are closing, and the once mighty industry is now asking for government bailouts. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the state of the Canadian auto industry and what is being done to try to save it.
  • 2009
  • 00:12:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - December 2008 Canada Faces a Recession

As the global economic crisis continues, some economists are predicting that Canada will slide into a recession. It would be the first recession in 16 years and could hit some parts of Canada particularly hard. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the economic crisis is affecting the Canadian economy and what is being done to try ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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News in Review - November 2008 Canada and the Economic Breakdown

In early October 2008, a global credit crunch that began in the United States spread to Canada. Stocks plunged and many Canadians began to worry about their savings and whether the country was heading for a recession. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what caused the credit crunch and how it could affect the Canadian economy.
  • 2008
  • 00:14:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2008

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