A contender for the year's most depressing documentary, at least this film is sharply well made. It's also the first doc about the financial crisis that coherently helps us understand both what happened and what's going on now.
The film plainly explains how the financial craziness started with Reagan's deregulation in the 1980s, after which the investment houses started making increasingly huge short-term profits and enormous bonuses. Of course, this money had to come from somewhere, and it turns out that the bankers were knowingly stealing it from the people they were selling bad debt to all along.
Warnings that a crash was coming started in 2004 but were ignored by the government regulators, and more than 30 million average-income people have lost jobs or homes as a result.
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