Synopsis by Mark Deming
In the wake of World War I, economic turmoil in the United States and Europe led to new perspectives on the global economy in both the private and public sectors, and since that time, theorists on both sides of the fence have constantly debated the virtues of an international free market as opposed to economies overseen by governmental controls. Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy is a three-part documentary which examines the history of the global economy debate, as well as the new battle over globalization that erupted at the dawn of the 21st century. Among those lending their perspectives on camera are former president Bill Clinton, vice president Dick Chaney, former president of the U.S.S.R. Mikhail Gorbachev, president of Mexico Vincente Fox, and senior minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew. Commanding Heights was based on the best-selling book of the same name by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw.
business, capitalism, Communism, crisis, economy, entrepreneur, free-enterprise, global-economy, globalization, investing, labor-relations, prosperity, technology, terrorism, trading, Wall-Street, war