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Money Bots

About half of Wall Street trades are now performed by automated 'bots. As the algorithmic robot traders outpace and outperform the humans, what are the dangers they pose?

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The Men who Stole the World

They're bankers, traders, investment funds executives. They impoverished countries, drove millions of workers into unemployment, and triggered the rise in extremism. Ten years after the crisis, they tell their stories.

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System Error

Politicians, economists and the media are obsessed with economic growth. But why do we still cling to this concept? Clearly it is impossible to have infinite growth on a finite planet. In 'System Error' award-winning director Florian Opitz examines the fundamentals of capitalism.

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The Invisible Heart

As concern grows about 'coronavirus capitalism', we investigate Social Impact Bonds - an investment product designed to raise private capital to pay for social services. Likely to play an even bigger role in the future, what impact will for-profit investment in social programs have on society's most vulnerable people?

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The Bitcoin Experiment

what is bitcoin? How will it impact the way we do business and can bitcoin really challenge the banks’ monopoly and democratise society?

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The Mobile Revolution

This is the story of how the mobile phone entered our lives and changed everything.

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The High Cost of Cheap Gas

This investigation reveals how fracking plants are quietly invading some of the most protected places on the planet - including Africa’s national parks.

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Banking Nature

We investigate the commercialization of the natural world. Protecting our planet has become big business with companies promoting new environmental markets.

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Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Yet the average person knows very little about the most powerful - and least understood - financial institution on earth.

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