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Fairbanks Aja Fairbanks Professor Qually Art 020-Cultural Event April 10, 2011 Zeitgeist Movie As a part of my cultural events, I watched the Zeitgeists Movie. In the introduction of the movie, the narrator says that society is composed of a series of institutions from political institutions, legal institutions, religious institutions, etc. Out of all the institutions we are born under, directed by and conditioned upon, no system is taken for granted and misunderstood as the monetary system. The point Zeitgeists movie was getting across to its audience is the value of money and how money affects our world. For example: one percent of the population owns 40% of the planets wealth, 34,000 children die every day to poverty and preventable diseases, and 50% of the world’s population lives on less than two dollars a day. Unfortunately we do not truly
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Unformatted text preview: understand monetary policy therefore we do not understand why our lives are the way they are. Interaction between the government and the Federal Reserve is very interesting in regards to how money is made. I have always wanted to know why most counties in other parts of the world use gold or coins for their money. Then there is the United States who has money made out of paper with a lot of fancy writing. After watching Zeitgeists, the rationale is still ridiculous. To sum it all up, the priorities of our society today is not in order and many of us are in the dark about things that go on around us every day. Although the film is not exactly an attention grabber, the information is worthwhile....
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  • Spring '08
  • TODDDAVID
  • Monetary Policy, Federal Reserve System, Art 020-Cultural Event

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