Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis

Overdose – The Next Financial Crisis : Official Trailer from Martin Borgs on Vimeo.

Johan Norberg, author and Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, has a new documentary called Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis. The film is based on Norberg’s book Financial Fiasco which gives a rundown of the events that led up to the current economic mess in the United States. In Overdose Norberg and filmmaker Martin Borgs describe the collapse that awaits us.  The documentary contains interviews with Gerald Celente, Peter Schiff, and Vernon Smith among others.

So far I have not been able to locate a copy of the full film online. The director mentions in an interview with Reason TV that he is open to releasing it via Pirate Bay.  Once the film is released though I believe it would be great if some YAL chapters could organize screenings. The film has a page on facebook and you can also contact Norberg through his website. I would urge all chapters to get in contact with the filmmakers in order to procure a copy for screenings on campus.

Johan Norberg is one of the most passionate defenders of free markets today. Specifically, his book, In Defense of Global Capitalism, is one of the most comprehensive and thought-provoking defenses of free market capitalism I have ever read. The book tackles controversial issues from child labor to sweat shops, and explains how globalism and free markets can bring prosperity to the third world.  That book also has a corresponding documentary called Globalisation is Good which was featured on Channel 4 in the UK. The documentary is less than an hour long and is definitely worth checking out. Also be sure to check out Norberg’s book In Defense of Global Capitalism. It is an indispensable source of information. 

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