Original title: Time for Change Meet the new revolutionaries of the Do-It-Yourself cultures in Barcelona, Tallin and Jakarta. They are modern day heroes. They do not wait for political parties or institutions to change their world; they simply do it themselves, by creating new local currencies, by working in social networks or by simply robbing the banks and redistributing their money. The world economy is in crisis and public trust in financial institutions has hit rock bottom. As commercial banks were bailed out with billions of taxpayers money and continued to practice their old vices, many people lost faith in bank managers and politicians. They got angry at the speculative financial system that brings extreme wealth to a few and instability and unemployment to many. Backlight goes on a worldwide search, with sociologist Manuel Castells and philosopher Peter Sloterdijk. Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2010. © VPRO Backlight February 2010

Time for Change: Do-It-Yourself economy

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Economics Inequality

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