The follow-up to the original "Money as Debt", which explained the origins of the modern day "fractional reserve system" and modern banking. This follow-up focuses on more modern-day banking and the effect the money su...展开pply has on the economy. Produced in 2008 and released in 2009, you will be amazed at just how well this film predicted our current (2011) financial crisis.
Both films may sound incredibly dull, but the producers explain things using simple cartoon characters and animated diagrams to keep you interested. While the quality of the static cartoons and animation in both films is quite poor, you don't watch a film like this expecting Fantasia.
If you are into history & politics, you will find this sequel almost as fascinating as the first. My only criticism: This sequel does repeat the myth that "it took World War II to finally pull us out of the Great Depression"... a surprising economic blunder for such a detailed film (if war provides such an economic boom, explain the fact the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a devastating economic effect on the U.S. today?) But once you get past that huge blunder, the remainder is quite accurate.
Fascinating to the point of horrifying, "Money as Debt II" is nearly every bit as good as the original.