Emmy-winning journalist Danny Schechter investigates America’s mounting debt crisis in this hard-hitting expose. IN DEBT WE TRUST reveals the cabal of credit card companies, lobbyists, media conglomerates and the government itself who have colluded to deregulate the lending industry, ensuring that a culture of credit dependency can flourish.
Schechter exposes the hidden financial and political complex that allows the lowest wage earners to indebt themselves so heavily that even house repossessions are commonplace — dubbed 21st-century serfdom by an expert featured in the film.
The whole world depends on the economic stability of the United States. Yet, as its national and consumer debt escalates, our interconnected global economy is at risk. This timely film delivers an urgent warning that can’t be ignored.
Danny Schechter is an Emmy-winning former ABC News and CNN producer who is the director of 20 acclaimed documentaries, including WMD (Weapons of Mass Deception), which looked at the media’s role in the Iraq War.