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Boom Bust Boom (2015)

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Terry Jones guides us through the history and the nature of the economic boom-bust cycle and why people repeatedly ignore it to their sorrow.


Terry Jones (co-writer), Theo Kocken (co-writer)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Jones ... Himself - Presenter
George Magnus George Magnus ... Himself - Economist & Author
Robert Shiller Robert Shiller ... Himself - Nobel Prize Winner, Economic Sciences (as Robert J. Shiller)
Zvi Bodie Zvi Bodie ... Himself - Professor of Management
John Cusack ... Himself - Actor & Writer
Andy Haldane Andy Haldane ... Himself - Chief Economist of the Bank of England
Laurie Santos Laurie Santos ... Herself - Associate Professor of Psychology & Cognitive Science
Willem Buiter ... Himself - Bank of England's Monetary Police Committee
Dirk Bezemer Dirk Bezemer ... Himself - Associate Professor of Economics (as Dirk J. Bezemer)
Steve Keen Steve Keen ... Himself - Professor of Economics
Paul Mason Paul Mason ... Himself - Channel 4 News Economics Editor
James K. Galbraith James K. Galbraith ... Himself - Professor of Government
Randall Wray Randall Wray ... Himself - Professor of Economics
Nathan Tankus Nathan Tankus ... Himself - Associate to Institute of New Economic Thinking
Lucy Prebble Lucy Prebble ... Herself - Author, ENRON


Terry Jones presents Boom Bust Boom. The result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Terry Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken. Co-written by Jones and Kocken and featuring John Cusack, Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J Shiller and Paul Krugman, the film is part of a global movement to change the economic system through education to protect the world from boom and bust. A unique look at why economic crashes happen, Boom Bust Boom is a multimedia documentary combining live action with animation and puppetry to explain economics to everyone.

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11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boom Bust Boom Bust Boom - Your Part in Ruining the Economy See more »

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Amusing and Educational
25 July 2017 | by emmakpfowlerSee all my reviews

I don't know anything about economics but I found this program very interesting and definitely entertaining! At times if I stopped paying attention I got slightly lost, but it explained things in multiple ways to make it easier to understand. The funny clips from movies and cartoons were great and well-placed to highlight what was being talked about.

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