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The Almighty's Dollar : Should the Vatican Face Taxation? / ABC International.

Other author/creatorABC International.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorInfobase.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication Info [Place of publication not identified] : ABC International, [2012]
Distribution Info New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2012.
Copyright Notice ©2012
Description1streaming video file (26 min.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films On Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title Should the Vatican Face Taxation?
Contents Impact of Italy's Economic Situation (3:20) -- Tax Evasion in Italy (1:43) -- Italy's Economic Technocrats (2:13) -- Vatican's Real Estate Portfolio (2:41) -- Vatican Tax Secrets (2:08) -- Is the Vatican Evading Taxes? (2:08) -- Call for Vatican Property Tax (3:14) -- Will the Vatican Remains Untouchable? (2:21) -- Societal Benefit of Church (2:03) -- Interdependence of Church and State (3:01) -- Credits: The Almighty's Dollar: Should the Vatican Face Taxation? (0:50)
Abstract As the owner of Italy's most valuable investment portfolio, the Catholic Church earns vast sums of money-but its coffers are cloaked in mystery and few people outside the Vatican understand its finances. Meanwhile, the November 2011 appointment of Prime Minister Mario Monti, an economist and former European Union technocrat, saw the introduction of broad austerity measures across the country. In the midst of such turmoil it was perhaps only natural for some Italians to call for a new era of transparency regarding the Church. This program enters the labyrinth of the Papal treasury and assesses the claims of those who want its extensive holdings taxed as well as monitored. Viewers meet Deputy Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli, the government official responsible for implementing much of Italy's austerity programs, who sheds further light on the "untouchable" status of the Church and whether or not it should change.
General noteStreaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on June 24, 2012.
General noteFilms On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Interest grade level 9 and up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: Films On Demand platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number49100 Infobase

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