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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 60 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2007
Available in French: No

We are living in strange times. The laws of inflation dictate prices should go up. Instead the cost of things is actually going down. In the last 10 years the price of clothes has fallen by 36%, electronics by 56% and computers by 90%. This is the Age of Cheap. And we love it.

But while there's much to celebrate, there are some intriguing questions that need to be asked: why are things so cheap. What are the hidden costs? And is it all going to come to an end soon?

The film looks into the world economic effects of the Wal Mart way of doing business; at Ikea philosophy and the emerging power of the economy of China.