As seen on public television
What are the causes of recessions and depressions?
Why do they keep repeating?
Wants and Needs is a documentary which attempts to answer exactly these questions. Over a six year timespan which began before the most recent recession, and continued through all of the governmental actions which happened before during and after the recession, Mantis and Moon proprietor Cap Averill II interviewed hundreds of people and scanned volumes of C-Span governmental footage to retell the story from a generational perspective.
Is it possible that generational dynamics are in fact the cause of cyclical recessions and depressions? Historical precedents seem to suggest so.
In addition to dwelling on the errors which our society has repeated for centuries, Wants and Needs also tries to provide potential ideas as solutions for future generations.