In this documentary Robert Llewellyn attempts to discover which of the world’s top four monotheistic religions has the most money. His journey takes him from Canterbury Cathedral to Vatican City and Israel, as he bids to calculate the income and assets of the Anglican Commune, the Catholic Church, Judaism and Islam.
“As an atheist, I’ve always wondered how much money the faiths keep stuffed under the mattress,” says Llewellyn. In this time of financial crisis, when billions of dollars and pounds are being coughed up to support struggling banks, he feels it is time to discover the financial interests of the world’s biggest monotheistic faiths.
The Vatican for example has its own bank (!!) that is obviously doing very, very well: The Vatican Bank.
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This documentary has nothing to do with the biblical concept of the Four Horsemen. It instead identifies the modern day Four Horsemen as:
1) A rapacious financial system
2) Escalating organized violence
3) Abject poverty for billions
4) The exhaustion of the earth's resources
In this film various economists, former government advisors, former Wall Street insiders and a host of other speakers, explain the mechanics of the current global financial and economic system and the enormous imbalance that it creates. I don’t agree with the solutions that are offered as a remedy by some of the speakers but the overall content is highly informative.
As always I recommend that you draw your own conclusions.
By now it is (or should be) a well known fact that the United States is nearing societal and economic collapse. Lawmakers cry “we’re broke” as they slash budgets and leave many Americans scrambling to survive.
Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations like Exxon, Google and Bank of America are making record profits. And while the deficit climbs and the cuts go deeper, corporations with intimate ties to political leaders are concealing colossal profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. income tax.
‘We’re not broke’ is the story of how fed-up Americans from across the country, take their frustration to the streets and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.