Inside Job

Hubby and I finally had a chance to watch Inside Job, an academy award winning documentary about the implosion of the economy (and how there were plenty of warnings that went unheeded). While infuriating, the film showed how the housing bubble was created by greedy bankers willing to gamble the so-called American dream. Yet, a systematic deregulation of the financial industry was also to blame. Not to mention appointing the fox to guide the hen house (and giving them tax breaks to boot!)

The filmmakers manage to make a complex issue very simple. They also make it engaging, although I wish there were some specific action that I could take. I’ve personally been detached from the Occupy Wall Street movement…with my comfortable job, I’ve been far too been to get involved. Yet, this film really makes me think twice and want reform:

While Occupy Wall Street is a fledgling movement, it should remind all of us that we have a say in what happens in our economy. More than that, we have a responsibility to hold our leaders accountable.

We highly recommend Inside Job (narrated by Matt Damon.) 

What did you think of the film?

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  1. Brenna @ Almost All The Truth

    I haven’t heard of In side Job yet, but am so behind on watching all the films and documentaries on my list anyway. I’ll have to put this one on too and give it a look sometime.

    The whole mess is infuriating and if it spurs people to understand more and get engaged in some way, I am sure that can only be a good thing. I know I don’t know near as much as I should.


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