Saturday, January 1, 2011

Inside Job: Crime without Punishment

The stock market crash of 2008 has been considered too complex for average Janes and Joes to understand. Charles Ferguson aims to crush that myth with his new documentary, "Inside Job."
OK, so the Movie Slut still doesn't know what a derivative is, but Ferguson did a yoeman's job of explaining the mess, while not putting his audience to sleep. (Excluding the MS's companion, who did nod off but won't admit it.)
Ferguson takes us back to (yuk!) Reaganomics. But the blame doesn't stop with Ronnie. Goerge 1, Bill, George 2 and, yes Obama, all come out smelling like pig poop. The latter for hiring some of the same creeps who got us into the mess.
Ferguson livens up the doc with lively music and entertaining interviews with a Washington madam, who spills more than beans about the lives of the rich and greedy.
If you don't walk away from this movie foaming with outrage, check to see if you have a pulse.

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