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In the 1990s investors poured money into Thailand, making it one of the most prosperous "Asian tigers", but success was short-lived and was followed by a dramatic slump. In Pascal Vasselin's film, entrepreneurs, speculators and workers talk about an economic riches-to-rags story.

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Director:
Pascal Vasselin

Comedian and journalist Mark Steel talks about the life and work of Karl Marx in this show based on his Radio 4 lectures, claiming his theories are more relevant now than ever before and citing examples to back up his belief that capitalist society has made little progress since the Industrial Revolution.

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Speaker:
Mark Steel

BBC Four

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BBC Four reflects arts, music and culture with an ambitious range of intellectually and culturally enriching programmes, taking an expert and in-depth approach to its subjects.

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