Here are some online videos and other resources that I think are worth your time, if you're interested in the workings of this world...


Richard Heinberg: The Party´s over - Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies
Explains the role of energy in our society, how oil became so important, why this is coming to an end, what this means and how to survive this crisis
You can read large chunks of the book here ongoogle books

Daniel Yergin - The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power (1991)

Jared Diamond: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Here´s a video of Jared talking about this book, with some very interesting ideas.


Money as debt - Tries to explain how money works in laymans terms; and does a pretty good job

The revolution will not be televised : Amazing documentary about Hugo Chavez, filmed during the 2002 coup against him. Read more here.

Adam Curtis: The Century of the self
"This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy." - Adam Curtis
The Century Of The Self - 1 of 4 
The Century Of The Self - 2 of 4 
The Century Of The Self - 3 of 4 
The Century Of The Self - 4 of 4

Adam Curtis: The Power of Nightmares
The films compare the rise of the Neo-Conservative movement in the United States and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and claiming similarities between the two.
"In the past, politicians promised to create a better world. They had different ways of achieving this. But their power and authority came from the optimistic visions they offered to their people. Those dreams failed. And today, people have lost faith in ideologies. Increasingly, politicians are seen simply as managers of public life. But now, they have discovered a new role that restores their power and authority. Instead of delivering dreams, politicians now promise to protect us from nightmares. " - Adam Curtis
The Power of Nightmares 1/3 
The Power of Nightmares 2/3 
The Power of Nightmares 3/3 

Mark Achbar: The Corporation
The documentary shows the development of the contemporary business corporation, from a legal entity that originated as a government-chartered institution meant to effect specific public functions, to the rise of the modern commercial institution entitled to most of the legal rights of a person.
The Corporation Movie (youtube playlist)

Stanford prison experiment (AKA "Quite Rage")

Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with some pretty cool stats

Jason Glaser: The Affected
Not out yet, but the website already contains a lot of useful resources and information

Long Johns: Subprime - Funny sketch by John Bird and John Fortune about how the subprime crise came to be.

Some interesting/inspiring TED talks:

Hans Rosling brings statistics on development to life:

Jill Bolte Taylor tells about her insights into the nature of consciousness during her stroke:

Misha Glenny on some of the greatest economic success stories of the last 20 years...

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