Art of the Real

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

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Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve
Jim Bruce, 2012
USA | 110 minutes

Work in progress screening followed by a Q&A with director Jim Bruce, Jim Grant (Grant's Interest Rate Observer), and Richard Sylla (NYU's Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets)!

Jim Bruce’s engrossing documentary brings you behind the scenes in the decision-making processes of the Federal Reserve chairmen over the decades through extensive interviews with Fed officials, economists, historians and traders. Bumped along by ideology, belief and hubris, the country continues to cycle from boom to bust while the leadership grapples with the question of what role the central bank should play going forward. Bruce unravels the tangle of ideas leaving us to ask how, after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, we can hold the Fed accountable for the outcome of its policies when so few people have an understanding of the complex financial world it is part of.

Series: Art of the Real

Venue: Howard Gilman Theater

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