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The Resource Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy, an Invision Productions Limited production in association with Heights Productions, Inc. and WGBH Boston, with the assistance of Lion Television Limited ; series producer, William Cran, (videorecording DVD)

Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy, an Invision Productions Limited production in association with Heights Productions, Inc. and WGBH Boston, with the assistance of Lion Television Limited ; series producer, William Cran, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy
Title
Commanding heights
Title remainder
the battle for the world economy
Statement of responsibility
an Invision Productions Limited production in association with Heights Productions, Inc. and WGBH Boston, with the assistance of Lion Television Limited ; series producer, William Cran
Title variation
Battle for the world economy
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Episode one: explains how, for the last half of the 20th century, the world moved toward more governmental control of markets -- from the centrally planned economies of the communist world to the "mixed economies" of Europe and the developing world to the United States' regulated capitalism -- and then began to move away from governmental control in the 1980s and 1990s. Discuss two important economists of this era: John Maynard Keynes, who advocated government intervention to control the booms and busts of capitalist economies, and Friedrich von Hayek, who argued that government intervention in the economy would erode human freedom and was doomed to failure
  • Episode two: illustrates how economies with strict governmental control encountered serious trouble in the 1980s and how many leaders embraced the idea of "shock therapy," a rapid conversion to free-market capitalism. The program focuses in detail on how reform played out in several countries: Russia, Poland, India, Bolivia, and Chile, as they lived through the upheavals of rapid change, dealing with both the new freedoms and the new dangers of privatization, deregulation, and competition
  • Episode three: examines the promises and perils of globalization in the 1990s, focusing on the story of President Clinton's embrace of free-trade policies, the challenges the world's leaders faced in taming the virulent contagion of financial collapse in the developing world, and the strong opposition to globalization that surfaced in protests against the policies of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Covers the years from the 1992 U.S. presidential election to the September 11 terrorist attacks
Related
Cataloging source
WEL
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
338.9
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
HD87
LC item number
.C66 2002
Runtime
360
Technique
live action
Label
Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy, an Invision Productions Limited production in association with Heights Productions, Inc. and WGBH Boston, with the assistance of Lion Television Limited ; series producer, William Cran, (videorecording DVD)
Link
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw
  • Special features: Daniel Yergin on creating a television series from his book; Q & A with Daniel Yergin and producers William Cran and Greg Barker; an excerpt from the companion book; a complete list of interview subjects included in the series
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
episode 1. The battle of ideas / produced and directed by William Cran -- episode 2. The agony of reform / produced and directed by William Cran -- episode 3. The new rules of the game / written, produced and directed by Greg Barker
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (120 min. each)
Isbn
9781578079384
Isbn Type
(episode 1)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 783421362598 (set)
  • 783421362697 (v.1)
  • 783421362796 (v.2)
  • 783421362895 (v.3)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • WG36259 (set)
  • WG36269--WG36289
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm50427119
System details
DVD; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy, an Invision Productions Limited production in association with Heights Productions, Inc. and WGBH Boston, with the assistance of Lion Television Limited ; series producer, William Cran, (videorecording DVD)
Link
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw
  • Special features: Daniel Yergin on creating a television series from his book; Q & A with Daniel Yergin and producers William Cran and Greg Barker; an excerpt from the companion book; a complete list of interview subjects included in the series
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
episode 1. The battle of ideas / produced and directed by William Cran -- episode 2. The agony of reform / produced and directed by William Cran -- episode 3. The new rules of the game / written, produced and directed by Greg Barker
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (120 min. each)
Isbn
9781578079384
Isbn Type
(episode 1)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 783421362598 (set)
  • 783421362697 (v.1)
  • 783421362796 (v.2)
  • 783421362895 (v.3)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • WG36259 (set)
  • WG36269--WG36289
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm50427119
System details
DVD; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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