The Four Horseman is a independent cinematic feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the global economy really works. Living in the age of consequence unfettered growth and profit seeking have pushed humanity to the brink.
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An interesting, and successful, attempt at talking about the fallacies of our current political, social and economic system. Nicely done, many rarely covered subjects well handled. Also annoyingly libertarian in places. A counterpoint to purely technical crisis explanations that explore the deeper problems underlying it.
Straightforward critique of this rampant form of neoliberal capitalism, with collaborations from eminent scholars and insiders. The language in this doc is highly accesible to the layman, its logic highly impermeable to rebuttal, its tone clinical and collected. The arguments against sustainability of the current system and its harmful effects are calls for an urgent global debate about alternative models.
This may not be commendable for any cinematic virtues, but the three stars reflect the coherent structure, qualified argumentation, and often scholarly approach to the deleterious impacts of a 'free' that since neo-liberalism has been uncoupled from social regulation. Beyond economists it was good to see R.Wilkinson whose sociological work draws also on empirical confirmation of the four horsemen at our doorstep.