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Capitalism And The Cold War: A Ninety Minute Exposition Of The Wealth America Had, How We Got It, How To Keep It And How To Lose It, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #ColdWarCapitalism #Capitalism #BusinessFilms #IndustrialFilms #SponsoredFilms #EphemeralFilms #Business #Industry #Advertising #Marketing #SocialGuidanceFilms #DVD #MP4 #VideoDownload
IN OUR HANDS - PART ONE: HOW WE GOT WHAT WE HAVE (1950, 20:28)
The Inland Steel Company teamed up with Borg-Warner to form The American Economic Foundation, which latter organization sponsored the production of this film. In Part One, a young married couple travels back in time to the stone age and discovers just how tough life can be without...machine tools.
IN OUR HANDS - PART TWO: WHAT WE HAVE (1950, 13:53)
The audience is here reminded of how well off Americans are as a result of the free enterprise system by showing in detail all the profit-generating steps involved in the production of the common housewife's fying pan, taking the audience thereby through nearly the entire run of the American marketing process.
IN OUR HANDS - PART THREE: HOW TO LOSE WHAT WE HAVE (1950, 13:53)
The Communists inevitably rear their menacing heads, as they do in all such films of this type, to thwart all the prosperity free enterprise brings about by means of the excessive federal controls they institute after staging a successful coup.
IN OUR HANDS - PART FOUR: HOW TO KEEP WHAT WE HAVE (1950, 11:07)
A clear statement that laissez faire government and private sector control of labor and resources is the one sure formula for successful immunization against the virus of communism.
AMERICA'S DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH (1955, 11:48)
The National Education Program enlisted the services of Professor Clinton Ganus and Harding College, both having served in many information films, this time to educate the American citizenry about just how America's riches were distributed throughout the country and the populace.
THE SECRET OF AMERICAN PRODUCTION (1955, 13:00)
Another NEP/Harding College/Ganus film, illustrating how the American free enterprise system and the democratic system which fostered it brought about history's most productive economy.
WHY KILL THE GOOSE: THE PROFIT SYSTEM (1955, 11:17)
Yet another NEP/Harding College/Ganus film, this time celebrating the profit motive as the engine for social, economic and technological progress.
Capitalism is an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit. Central characteristics of capitalism include capital accumulation, competitive markets, price system, private property, property rights recognition, voluntary exchange, and wage labor. In a capitalist market economy, decision-making and investments are determined by owners of wealth, property, ability to maneuver capital or production ability in capital and financial markets-whereas prices and the distribution of goods and services are mainly determined by competition in goods and services markets. Economists, historians, political economists and sociologists have adopted different perspectives in their analyses of capitalism and have recognized various forms of it in practice. These include laissez-faire or free-market capitalism, state capitalism and welfare capitalism. Different forms of capitalism feature varying degrees of free markets, public ownership, obstacles to free competition and state-sanctioned social policies. The degree of competition in markets and the role of intervention and regulation as well as the scope of state ownership vary across different models of capitalism. The extent to which different markets are free and the rules defining private property are matters of politics and policy. Most of the existing capitalist economies are mixed economies that combine elements of free markets with state intervention and in some cases economic planning. Market economies have existed under many forms of government and in many different times, places and cultures. Modern capitalist societies developed in Western Europe in a process that led to the Industrial Revolution. Capitalist systems with varying degrees of direct government intervention have since become dominant in the Western world and continue to spread. Economic growth is a characteristic tendency of capitalist economies.
Business Or Industial Films: Defined by film archivist Rick Prelinger as a sponsored film or ephemeral film, are film made by a particular sponsor for a specific purpose other than as a work of art: the films were designed to serve a specific pragmatic purpose for a limited time. Many of the films are also orphan works since they lack copyright owners or active custodians to guarantee their long-term preservation. The genre is composed of advertising films, educational films, industrial videos, training films, social guidance films, and government-produced films. While some may borrow themes from well-known film genres such as western film and comedies, what defines them is a sponsored rhetoric to achieve the sponsor's goals, rather than those of the creative artist. Sponsored films in 16mm were loaned at no cost, except sometimes postage, to clubs, schools, and other groups. A T & T was for decades one of the most active sponsored film distributors; others included airlines who offered travelogues on their destinations. Local television stations also used them as "filler" programming. Some distributing agents packaged films from various sponsors into TV programs with titles like Compass, Color Camera, Ladies' Day, and Adventures In Living.