Sunday, January 13, 2013

Inside Job

Continuing on the documentary theme, we watched Inside Job this past weekend, a...
...2010 documentary film about the late-2000s financial crisis directed by Charles H. Ferguson. The film is described by Ferguson as being about "the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption." In five parts, the film explores how changes in the policy environment and banking practices helped create the financial crisis.
I don't have much to say about this film that will not include a superlative. It does a remarkable job of making a complex web of financial instruments easy to understand. So easy that after you understand it, and the greed that triggered their creation and manipulation, you are left disturbed, educated and of course, entertained. If you're a lay person and you want to understand how we got to where we are today with the financial crisis, this movie is a must. Trailer below.



Looking for a great book on the subject? Try The Big Short by Michael Lewis.

2 comments:

mdeclouet said...

Keep 'em coming. Putting this one in the que. Karen and I are on a documentary kick to. About to start the "Up series"...

William LaBar said...

Up series: new to me - thanks for mentioning it.

Keep 'em coming: will do - have another one already in the pocket that I have yet to mention that I watched last night.