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Princes Of The Yen: Central Banks and the Transformation of the Economy (2014)

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PrincesOfTheYen.2014.1280x552.mkv 1h32m 1280x552 AVC Opus

Princes of the Yen: Central Banks and the Transformation of the Economy 『円の支配者』reveals how Japanese society was transformed to suit the agenda and desire of powerful interest groups, and how citizens were kept entirely in the dark about this.

Based on a book by Professor Richard Werner, a visiting researcher at the Bank of Japan during the 90s crash, during which the stock market dropped by 80% and house prices by up to 84%. The film uncovers the real cause of this extraordinary period in recent Japanese history.

Making extensive use of archival footage and TV appearances of Richard Werner from the time, the viewer is guided to a new understanding of what makes the world tick. And discovers that what happened in Japan almost 25 years ago is again repeating itself in Europe. To understand how, why and by whom, watch this film.

Princes of the Yen is an unprecedented challenge to today’s dominant ideological belief system, and the control levers that underpin it. Piece by piece, reality is deconstructed to reveal the world as it is, not as those in power would like us to believe that it is.

Only power that is hidden is power that endures.


Essential viewing if you've any interest at all in economics or politics
—Steve Morrissey Film Reviewer & Critic, MovieSteve

Blows open the widely held consensus that ‘independent’ central banks are a force for economic good.
—Josh Ryan-Collins, New Economics Foundation and co-author of Where Does Money Come From?

A fascinating look at the need for better public understanding of just how much money can affect the world we live in.
—Ben Dyson, Founder of Positive Money, co-author of Modernising Money


My laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS somehow lacks Opus sound support.
You can create without too much hassle or loss of time a (A_AC3) or (A_DTS)
audio stream inside the MKV video container using ffmpeg :
$ ffmpeg -i PrincesOfTheYen.2014.1280x552.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec ac3 PrincesOfTheYen.2014.1280x552-ac3.mkv
$ ffmpeg -i PrincesOfTheYen.2014.1280x552.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec dts -strict -2 PrincesOfTheYen.2014.1280x552-dts.mkv