THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CAPITALISM
BOXED SET: 2 DVDs (widescreen)
"China is the most business-friendly government in the world," says Koppel-and wouldn’t Mao be shocked to learn that Koppel is quoting a Chinese billionaire! One year in the making and largely filmed in the southwestern industrial hub of Chongqing, four hour-long episodes delve deep into the plusses and minuses of the roaring Chinese economy.
- Joined at the Hip: the intertwined economies of America and China
- Maoism to Meism: traditions eroding as peasants move to the cities
- The Fast Lane: what happens when a billion people buy cars
- It’s the Economy, Stupid: moving 300 million people out of poverty in a single generation—at the cost of pollution, corruption, suppression of human rights, and exclusion of a vast peasant underclass
Quantities are limited.
7 and up
Total time: 240 minutes