by DW Documentary
July 05, 2017

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Exploding real estate prices, zero interest rate and a rising stock market - the rich are getting richer. What danger lies in wait for average citizens?


For years, the world's central banks have been pursuing a policy of cheap money.


The first and foremost is the ECB (European Central Bank), which buys bad stocks and bonds to save banks, tries to fuel economic growth and props up states that are in debt.


But what relieves state budgets to the tune of hundreds of billions annoys savers:

interest rates are close to zero.

The fiscal policies of the central banks are causing an uncontrolled global deluge of money.


Experts are warning of new bubbles. In real estate, for example, it's not just in German cities that prices are shooting up. In London, a one-bed apartment can easily cost more than a million Euro.


More and more money is moving away from the real economy and into the speculative field. Highly complex financial bets are taking place in the global casino - gambling without checks and balances.


The winners are set from the start:

in Germany and around the world, the rich just get richer...

Professor Max Otte says:

"This flood of money has caused a dangerous redistribution. Those who have, get more."

But with low interest rates, any money in savings accounts just melts away. Those with debts can be happy.


But big companies that want to swallow up others are also happy:

they can borrow cheap money for their acquisitions.

Coupled with the liberalization of the financial markets, money deals have become detached from the real economy.


But it's not just the banks that need a constant source of new, cheap money today. So do states. They need it to keep a grip on their mountains of debt.


It's a kind of snowball system...

  • What happens to our money?


  • Is a new crisis looming?

The film 'The Money Deluge' casts a new and surprising light on our money in these times of zero interest rates.




The Money Deluge - Storyline

Interest rates in Europe have consistently fallen for much of the past decade.


Today, the rate is virtually nonexistent. As a result, many citizens have decided to keep their cash, gold and other valuables in safety deposit boxes.


Yet, there appears to be a seemingly endless stream of cheap money flooding into the financial system, which only succeeds in propping up the wealthy while responsible investors are left out in the cold.


"The Money Deluge" examines this complex financial reality that could lead to another volcanic global crisis.

This deluge of cheap money acts as a massive engine that redistributes wealth from the bottom up.


Banks and states are propped up on the backs of the middle class who see little return on their investments and must contend with rapidly increasing costs.


Checks and balances are tossed aside, and debts are permitted to mount among the Elite while their liability is minimized. The meek regulations that remain in place are easy to circumvent.


Brexit could further exacerbate this dynamic.

The real estate market is booming as the super rich continue to buy up properties as a form of investment.


In London, over 40,000 homes have been purchased by large shell corporations, and many of them remain uninhabited.


Meanwhile, ordinary citizens have been priced out of the housing market, and struggle to keep pace with escalating rents. Much of the working class have been forced to live far outside the city.

This economic model is almost entirely speculative, and it's driving a deeper wedge between the rich and the poor.

The filmmakers travel across Europe and speak with a series of financial experts who predict an oncoming meltdown in the global economy, young entrepreneurs who struggle to attain loans for their innovative start ups, and seasoned investors who have been forced to reconsider what they do with their retirement funds.

The lessons from the 2008 global financial crisis have gone unheeded. When this current bubble bursts, it will likely prove catastrophic.


"The Money Deluge" is an effective warning shot that speaks to the doom that could be lying in wait for us all.











Versión en Español




El Gran Flujo de Dinero

-   Como los Ricos se vuelven Mas Ricos   -




Desde hace años,

los bancos centrales del mundo

practican una política de dinero barato,

especialmente el BCE, el Banco Central Europeo.

Compra valores debilitados para rescatar bancos,

quiere reactivar el crecimiento económico,

apoya a países endeudados.

Esto descarga en cientos de miles de millones

los presupuestos estatales, pero los tipos de interés bajos

perjudican a los ahorristas.