Economics

Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street (Marije Meerman, VPRO Backlight 2010) (movie)

Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street (Marije Meerman, VPRO Backlight 2010) (movie)

Quants are the math wizards and computer programmers in the engine room of our global financial system who designed the financial products that almost crashed Wall st. The credit crunch has shown how the global financial system has become increasingly dependent on mathematical models trying to quantify human (economic) behaviour. Now the quants are at the heart of yet another technological revolution in finance: trading at the speed of light.

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Stealing Africa – Why Poverty? (movie)

Stealing Africa - Why Poverty? (movie)

Rüschlikon is a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use. This is largely thanks to one resident – Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore, whose copper mines in Zambia are not generating a large bounty tax revenue for the Zambians.

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Meltup (movie)

Meltup (movie)

The National Inflation Association is pleased to announce the release of ‘Meltup’, a new nearly one-hour documentary about how the U.S. economy is at the […]

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