Commanding heights : the agony of reform - [Boston, MA] : WGBH Boston Video 2003 - 2 hours ; DVD

Documentary./Based on the book by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw./ Videodisc release of the 2002 television documentary series./ Closed captioned for the hearing impaired./ Special features: Daniel Yergin on creating a television series from his book; Q&A with Daniel Yergin and producers William Cran and Greg Barker; access to Commanding Heights website; an excerpt from the companion book; a complete list of interview subjects included in the series./ Participants: Narrator, David Ogden Stiers. Abstract: This series explores our changing world; the new rules of the game, the winners and losers in the clash between government and the marketplace, the great debate over the impact of globalization, and the powerful forces shaping our economy and the future of society. The Agony of Reform explores the failure of government-controlled economies in the 1980s and how new leaders embraced the ideas of reform and "shock therapy" -- a rapid conversion to free-market capitalism. The program focuses on how reform played out in Russia, the eastern bloc, Latin America, India, and other countries as they lived through the upheavals of rapid change, coping with both the new freedoms and the new issues of privatization, deregulation, and the shock of free-wheeling competition.

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UNITED STATES -- ECONOMIC CONDITIONS.
CAPITALISM--HISTORY--20TH CENTURY.
MARKETS.
PRIVATIZATION.
DEREGULATION.
ECONOMIC HISTORY--1945-.
COMPETITION, INTERNATIONAL.
VIDEODISC.
VIDEODISC--ECONOMICS.

DVD 338.9 Com v.2