Inside Job (2010)

Charles Ferguson
Monday, 22nd April 2013

Do you want to understand how the global financial crisis was caused but get confused by differing opinons? This film will take you through the history of the money markets and financial dergulation in the USA, Europe, and Asia, describe what happened in Iceland and explain how once trusted (and regulated) institutions began to speculate on the markets to make vast sums of money. Believe us, this is not a boring documentary but a fascinating insight into the history of the 20th and 21st century.

2010 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary, 'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.

If we understand the role of money, we understand much of what shapes the world we live in. Knowledge is power.

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Further Resources

Read Mark Boyle's article 'The Moneyless Manifesto' for a robustly different approach to money and loosen your financial bonds with his ideas.

Learn more about the Move Your Money campaign to boycott the Big 5.

Read Rebecca Hosking's 'How To Design More Resilient Food Producing Systems (without money and fossile fuels)'

Paying a mortgage you can't afford? Watch Compact Living: how to design small interior space.

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