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I.O.U.S.A. [videorecording] / Roadside Attractions ; the Peter G. Peterson Foundation presents ; an Agora Entertainment production ; in association with O'Malley Creadon Productions ; produced by Open Sky Entertainment ; written by Patrick Creadon, Christine O'Malley, and Addison Wiggin ; produced by Christine O'Malley and Sarah Gibson ; directed by Patrick Creadon
Alternate Title Subtitle on container, disc surface and menu : One nation. Under stress. In debt [videorecording]
IOUSA [videorecording]
I.O.U. U.S.A. [videorecording]
[United States] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  HB3722 .B65811 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Economic conditions
Subject(s) Government spending policy -- United States
Debt -- United States -- History
Social security -- United States
Social security beneficiaries -- United States
Budget deficits -- United States
Baby boom generation -- Retirement -- United States
Finance -- United States -- History
Economic forecasting -- United States
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (ca. 85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Language In English; closed-captioned
Credits Executive producer, Addison Wiggin ; music, Peter Golub ; editor, Doug Blush ; story by Addison Wiggin and Kate Incontrera ; director of photography, Patrick Creadon
Note - System Details Access to the commentary transcript requires a DVD-ROM drive, and Adobe Acrobat Reader software
Note MPAA rating: PG
Summary "I.O.U.S.A. tells the story of America in debt. Faced with key deficits in budget, savings, trade and leadership, increased foreign competition and ballooning financial obligations, the federal government is critically overextended. With the economy already in shambles, 78 million baby boomers are now expecting retirement benefits from their indebted federal government. Weaving together archival footage, economic data and candid interviews with Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Paul O'Neill, Robert Rubin, Alice Rivlin and Paul Volcker, along with David Walker of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition, the film offers a vivid and alarming profile of America's financial status."--Container
Contents Who is David Walker? -- The four deficits -- The budget deficit -- The savings deficit -- The trade deficit -- The leadership deficit -- Final thoughts
Note Bonus materials: Optional audio commentary with director Patrick Creadon, producers Christine O'Malley and Addison Wiggin -- Commentary transcript (.PDF file) -- Panel at the premiere, with Warren Buffett, Bill Niskanen, Bill Novelli, Peter G. Peterson and David Walker (60 min.) -- More from leading economic experts, including Alan Greenspan and Warren Buffett (ca. 3 min.) -- Word on the street (ca. 5 min.) -- Economics classroom, including animated graphics from the film -- Filmmaker's slideshow -- Trailer -- Update with David Walker, January 8th, 2009 (5 min.)
Alternate Author Creadon, Patrick, 1967-
O'Malley, Christine
Wiggin, Addison
Incontrera, Kate, 1980-
Bonner, William, 1948- Empire of debt
Roadside Attractions (Firm)
Open Sky Entertainment (Firm)
Agora Entertainment (Firm)
O'Malley Creadon Productions
Peter G. Peterson Foundation
PBS Home Video

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