We live in the United States of Surveillance - with cameras positioned on every street corner and much more invisible spying online and on the phone. Anyone paying attention knows that privacy is dead. All of this is not happening by accident - well funded powerful agencies and companies are engaged in the business of keeping tabs on what we do, what we say, and what we think.
"Plunder" looks into how the global financial crisis developed, from the mysterious collapse of Bear Stearns to the shadowy world of trillion dollar hedge funds. Insiders who work in the industry and know it well tell both of these stories.
Emmy-winning journalist Danny Schechter investigates America's mounting debt crisis in this latest hard-hitting expose. The film reveals the unknown cabal of credit card companies, lobbyists, media conglomerates and the government itself who have colluded to deregulate the lending industry, ensuring that a culture of credit dependency can flourish.
"I used to think of Wall Street as a financial centre. I now think of it as a crime scene." Journalist and filmmaker Danny Schechter, the self-proclaimed 'News Dissector' is relentless in his desire to bring to light the criminal practices that brought about an economic crisis whose impact has been so severe that, in the words of George W. Bush, it could be "greater than the great depression".
Guy Fieri sends talented chefs running through the aisles for the chance to make some serious dough. They face real-world challenges as they compete to be the last chef standing in this high-stakes cooking competition.