Inside Job

Inside Job

DVD - 2011
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Provided is an analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research, and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia.
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2011, c2010
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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marieloudavril
Mar 07, 2018

This movie documentary portrayed exactly the reality of greed, corruption and money financial complicated world we are in. we live in a society of covetness, that we want, we want more, more .... more best houses, more commodities, more big boats, etc that we cannot afford. so we burrow money that we can afford ..... Money is only an illusion of our desires. the more we have , the more we want.... never satisfied ....... making the world financial crashes deep in the abyss of debts, corruption and despair. This is what the UK experiences in 2008.

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olenkag
Mar 01, 2018

You may get depressed after watching this movie. It shows how totally corrupted our society is. The criminalists , instead of being punished, get rewarded in millions of dolars. Is this situation even possible to be repaired? I doubt.

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reginator_22
Jan 30, 2018

Outstanding documentary on the 2008 recession.

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hesselugano
Sep 02, 2017

This is the gold standard against which other documentaries will be judged. Charles Ferguson is brilliant at both investigative journalism and in the art of grasping a complex subject making it comprehensible to a non-specialist audience. It is an absolute treat to watch Ferguson's interview technique and witness him skewering stuffed shirt economists like Marty Feldstein, Glen Hubbard and Fred Mishkin and making complete fools of them. Critics have unfairly accused Ferguson of smearing economists such as Laura Tyson and Larry Summers by including captions to the effect that they had declined to be interviewed for the film - thereby insinuating these people had too many things to hide. Ferguson was damned if he did and damned if he didn't; had he not included those captions, no doubt the same critics would have lambasted him for denying such economists the opportunity of speaking in their own defense. Methinks Hillary Rodham Clinton saw this documentary. Why? Because when she learned that she was to be the subject of Ferguson's next documentary she went ballistic. Not only did Clinton stonewall his requests for discussions, Ferguson noticed that important people who had previously agreed to be interviewed during the film project suddenly changed their minds, journalists wanting access to a possible future Clinton White House refused to collaborate and media outlets refused to release their archived materials and video clippings. Eventually Furgusson's deal with CBS fell apart, his backers melted away and the film never got made. What a shame.
The supplementary materials in this "Inside Job" DVD are well worth watching, especially the interview of Charles Morris. Morris refers to the "climax of mindless ideology over common sense" occurring on June 5 2007, when Senator Kevin Warsh delivered a paper titled "Financial Intermediation and Complete Markets" exactly two weeks before the first Bear Stearns hedge fund blew up!

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Lukeinvancouver
May 17, 2017

If you want an overview in less than two hours of the financial crisis, which started in 2008, this brilliant documentary is your best bet.

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Engle
Mar 24, 2017

A far better movie than ' The Big Short '. This was informative, educational, entertaining and visceral - touching a raw nerve on how greedy and deceitful people can be. Well deserving of the Academy award for Best Documentary.
I started writing up a Top 10 items I learned from the movie on the crash....and actually ended up with 20.

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fscl
May 02, 2016

If we believe talking heads the 2008 financial "meltdown" was complicated and messy our eyes glaze over. This movie simply explains the "innovations and entrepreneurialism" of Wall Street and really pulls the curtain revealing "collusion and fraud" Now watch "The Big Short"

ontherideau May 01, 2016

When hippies spoke of "the man" with disdain these are "the men". Every student should see this, discuss and understand.
People in power who command respect and admiration for what they own, how much they are worth- it's a cruel charade. The wealth comes from citizens who earned it the hard way.

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bobgrant
Mar 18, 2016

Even if you don't really understand the broker-speak used by Wall Street and the big banks, this is easy to follow. Just remember to take your blood pressure pills beforehand.

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LittleNoName
Feb 24, 2016

Everyone should watch this, even if politics & economics arent your thing. Pretty sick what happened & continues to happen on Wall Street. No one likes to be caught doing something illegal, but its time the 90% of us stood up for ourselves because then that 10% would be powerless. So discouraging how just a few can nearly destroy everyones way of living. This really should be shown in high school.

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reginator_22
Jan 30, 2018

Andrew Sheng: Why should a financial engineer be paid four times to 100 times more than a real engineer? A real engineer build bridges. A financial engineer build dreams. And, you know, when those dreams turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for it

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sky123
Apr 22, 2013

GEORGE SOROS:
Markets are inherently unstable, or at least potentially unstable. An
appropriate metaphor is the oil tankers. They are very big; and therefore, you have to
put in compartments to prevent the sloshing around of oil from capsizing the boat. The design of the boat has to take that into account. And after the, uh, uh, Depression, the regulations actually introduced these very watertight compartments. And
deregulation has led to the end of compartmentalization.

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reginator_22
Feb 15, 2018

Other: Drug material.

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