terça-feira, 6 de abril de 2010
Trailer - Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics from Jonathan Shockley on Vimeo.
"A most important project"
-Noam Chomsky, Institute professor MIT
"...a magnificent and entertaining introduction and elaboration upon an important way to understand the crisis in American democracy today"
-Robert W. McChesney, University of Illinois prof. co-author, The Death and Life of American Journalism
"I like it a lot...[its] segments 'move' [and] are both appropriate to the themes and hold the viewer’s interest."
-Thomas Ferguson, UMass professor
"...excellent" -David Cromwell, editor medialens
Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics from Jonathan Shockley on Vimeo.
This film is largely based on Thomas Ferguson's book Golden Rule. Many people appear in it, but it is based primarily on a 5 hour interview I conducted with Ferguson (with the help of 2 fellow youtubers), and on numerous appearances & interviews with Noam Chomsky. The film offers an in depth look at the influence of money in politics--analyzing social forces and events that the mainstream media and scholarship have largely distorted or kept hidden. It also analyzes the meaning of democracy.