Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

The other day, I watched the 2008 documentary Food Inc. And although it contains quite a few messages I would not subscribe to, it brilliantly points out the long-term consequences of misguided politics. In the United States, huge corn subsidies have led to an incredible surplus of corn which the industry now uses for all kinds of products (see TIME article). The distortion in prices, however, causes various kinds of diseases.

Here is the movie’s trailer:

Why is it that you can buy a double cheeseburger for 99 cents but not a bunch of broccoli?

The bad food is cheaper because it’s heavily subsidized. And as a result, income is the best predictor for obesity.


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safety regulation

An interesting video by the Discovery Channel on how federal regulation affects gold miners:

Job Killer? You’re damn right it is.

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Yesterday, CNBC broadcasted a pretty interesting documentary about the world’s most admired company: BMW

Some critics have dismissed BMW as over-engineered, over-hyped, and over-priced. But what about the legions of imitators and buyers?

On its website, CNBC has also prepared some further information:

BMW: A Driving Obsession 

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