While the video is largely coming from a British perspective, it can be applied across the West given the nature of the issues faced and the linking of our economies.
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Instead, Ashcroft argues that efforts should have gone into creating a real economy, not one based on debt and the spending of vast amounts of credit on unproductive assets, such as housing.
Hang on a minute, wasn’t that how we got into problems in 2008 in the first place?
And today, private debt is at the greatest level in recorded human history.
By ignoring this and instead focusing on the banks, Ashcroft says we are heading for an economic Armageddon.
Ashcroft directed the award-winning independent documentary Four Horsemen, which looked at how the West’s current financial systems are broken and need fixing. It argues the American dream has been lost. You can watch the Four Horsemen below.