Documentary Tuesday: “I.O.U.SA.”


The Great Recession. China. The Euro. Greece. Brexit.

We live in a financially unstable time. But how unstable?

I.O.U.S.A. examines this question by looking at America’s national debt and how dangerous it is for most citizens. It’s a dry topic for most, but the film manages to look slick while also highlighting the dangers of such huge borrowing.

After watching it, you’ll probably want to stuff your cash under your mattress, but that won’t do much good if the dollar collapses.

Previously in Documentary Tuesday:

Room 237 | Exit Through the Gift Shop | The Death of Superman Lives | 30 for 30: The Price of Gold | Paradise Lost | 30 for 30 Short: The Deal – Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox | The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings | Imagine…From Pencils to Pixels | Behind the Music: Nirvana | Planet B-Boy | Soul Survivor | The Cheshire Murders | Sound and Vision | Welcome to Death Row | Einstein | 30 for 30: Broke | The Thin Blue Line | Surviving Alone in Alaska | American Meth | Born Rich | 30 for 30: No Crossover – The Trial of Allen Iverson | The Story of ‘The Day the Clown Cried | The True Story of Che Guevara | Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of Time | Style Wars | The Secret World of Lewis Carroll | The Imposter | The Show | Eating with Cannibals | The Day After Trinity | John Wooden: Values, Victory, and Peace of Mind | Andy Warhol: A Master of the Modern Era | Copyright Criminals | Steve Jobs – One Last Thing

Christopher Pierznik’s eight books are available in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, Medium, and many more.Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


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