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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Docu-film covering 2008 global financial meltdown, 14 Feb. 2011
This review is from: Inside Job [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
Just seen Inside Job on Emirates flight to London. It was compelling viewing both on all aspects of global meltdown of 2008 covered succinctly as also o where the world in now. It is shocking to hear bankers admit they have been guilty of over-the-topgreed and need to be regulated. More shocking is revelation of how the study of Economics at major US academic centres like Harvard/ Berkeley / Columbia are being corrupted to meet the diktats of powerful banking industry. The nexus between politics / financial industry/ and academics in de-regulating the not very ethical world of money has been laid bare
There were strong warnings sounded all through the last decade by honest professionals
that were over-ridden and un-heeded - especially one like Raghuram Rajan in his paper of 2005 asking - Is the
financial industry making the world riskier? The likes of Alan Greenspan and Larry Summars need to have their
heads examined as do University Professors who stare blank at conflicts of interest in taking money for writing
things in support of actions that have damaged institutions and the world-wide economy. No one can not help us when
we repeat the same mistakes and head into more risks and crisis
This is a must-see for all serious central bankers and finance ministry officials of countries
Christie Cherian
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Initial post: 19 Feb 2011 23:36:16 GMT
You Know Who says:
"This is a must-see for all serious central bankers and finance ministry officials of countries"??

Can you imagine Mervin King and George Osborne having an aha moment after seeing this movie? Hilarious!
Central bankers and finance ministers play central roles in the present financial system. They already know these matters better than anyone else. The system wouldn't have worked as it did without their essential contributions.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Mar 2011 17:39:00 GMT
Black Prince says:
"Can you imagine Mervin King and George Osborne having an aha moment after seeing this movie? Hilarious!"

Yes, because Mervyn King is in the movie. He appears in a blue sweater near Alan Greenspan at the Jackson Hole Meeting. You should remember that Ed Balls was taught by Larry Summers and Larry Katz at Kennedy School of Government......so the "light touch" regulation was religion and the foxes could raid the hen house

Posted on 10 Apr 2011 12:03:32 BDT
P. G. Croft says:
I'd go further than mere greed. The whole thing was/is a gigantic fraud: a diliberately planned attack, not only on the worlds ecconomies, but as a further means to an end--which is?-total takeover by huge international corporate groups---which keep amalgamating into fewer blocks--and eventually will control ALL areas of society ( we see it now in Sham-erons give-away to his chums--of all services in his fake 'big society' crap.) Ultimately, Governments as we know them--and our pathetic 'democracy' will disappear to moneymad demons: result--a Chinese like slavery. China--thats the goal ,what a G-R-E-A-T template.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2011 20:00:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Apr 2011 20:12:58 BDT
Mr Croft, you may be interested to know that many great minds including Thomas Jefferson, 3'rd President of the USA completely agreed with you on this; I quote:-

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases."

"I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2011 22:52:27 BDT
P. G. Croft says:
Thanks for your support, and that quote by Jefferson, I shall use it when next I have a rant in my local Newspaper ( forget nationals-they all sing from the same government song sheet). I read an excellent book about 10 yeras ago--' The Silent Takeover' ( Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy) by Noreena Hertz, who was at the heart of the 'jungle' just after she wrote it, so knows what she was talking about. Scary stuff, and with hindsight--was/is remarkabely accurate.--the 'Big plan ' World dictatorship, is well on course.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2011 09:52:07 BDT
Thanks for this Mr Bradbury - amazing wise old Thomas Jefferson could have been so spot-on! We can all get cynical and smart but let us all remember the sins of fathers invariably befall innocent children -

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2014 20:21:24 GMT
John Nuttall says:
What planet are you living on? Bankers are moral pygmies - they've managed to wreck the world economy and caused millions to lose their jobs. Any rotten bankers on trial?
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