Jan Skoyles recently brought our attention to an upcoming documentary called The Four Horsemen, which promises that 23 people will “break their silence and explain how the world really works”.
Cobden Centre readers will recognise many of the 23 (including some who haven’t exactly been reticent in the past):
Hugo Salinas-Price, James Turk and David Morgan are among the gold and silver bugs, whilst Gillian Tett and Max Keiser represent the market commentators and economists such as Joseph Stiglitz and Professor Michael Hudson represent the academia. But it is not just the ‘usual’ suspects who appear in this film; Noam Chomsky and Camila Batmangelidjh are examples of individuals whose viewpoints of the world from a social and human perspective are respected by governments and individuals all over the world.
Jan’s article highlights some memorable quotes from the trailer.
Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor at the FT, speaks candidly:
Most societies have an elite, and the elite try and stay in power. [They do this by] controlling the cognitive map – the way we think
Prof. Herman Daly, a former Senior Economist at the World Bank, says:
People are beginning to get angry, but not nearly angry enough
It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, but this first glimpse looks promising.