Our regular critic. Journalist, writer, author. Works mostly from Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.
CAPITALISM: Carmen Lossman's forensic film lifts the lid on the great con of late capitalism - the debt and money-go-round that is spinning towards ecological, social and financial disaster.

Call it a harbinger of doom or a necessary wake-up call, but Carmen Lossman’s ingeniously disturbing journey into the dark heart of economic and monetary illusion is a must-see for anyone grappling with the sheer madness of life today.

Economic growth has become the Holy Cow of late post-industrial capitalism, where – to mix metaphors – the elephant in the room is the way money is created literally out of thin air by a few computer strokes of double-entry book-keeping when a bank advances a loan to a customer on which it expects to make a profit.

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