Thursday, January 20, 2011

Inside Job

Director: Charles Ferguson

Narrated by Matt Damon.

A documentary which clearly deconstructs how American/Western economy got to the state it is in may not at first appeal to the discerning cinema goer. But this is a movie you must see. The film paints a depressing picture of the banking world run wild in an atmosphere where money brokers are answerable only to themselves, while also shaping government policies and the teaching of economics in our universities. The film does a splendid job of dismantling the whole system, in large part by letting participants in that system speak for themselves. The cast of characters features those engaging in behavior considered by many to be criminal. Highlighted are the politicians who cared more about their next election than evidence that their policies and a lack of regulatory enforcement in the financial sector was leading to disaster. Not a pretty picture but a damned good documentary.

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