For sometime, I've been of the perspective that its very difficult (if at all possible) to understand what's going on in the US, politically and economically, without understanding the idea's (or ideology) behind the decisions being made.
This IMHO is a very good assist in that area. For any interested, it's also why I (and others) spend a lot of time focusing on framing and the importance of acknowledging or ignoring it.
Although there's five parts, each one is only about 8 mins long. The presentation gets into some history of NYC and other countries that give context to why the same methodology is perused on a local (city), state, federal level, as well as exported to other countries (Iraq reconstructed discussed).
**it should be noted this lecture was given prior to the 'crash' in 2008.**