Thursday, July 14, 2011

The financial meltdown was an 'Inside Job'

Charles Ferguson
I saw the movie 'Inside Job' and I highly recommend it. It was directed by Charles Ferguson. He also produced 'No End in Sight', a documentary of the Iraq war. He was interviewed by Adam Lashinsky who is Senior Editor at Large at Fortune magazine.

They ask if the global economic meltdown of the last few years could have been prevented? His documentary, Inside Job, makes a powerful case that an out-of-control finance industry took advantage of a deregulated atmosphere and purposely sought to get rich at the expense of others. I especially like the part where Charles compares his business experiences with the corrupt practices of Wall Street.
Source: Charles Ferguson: Inside Job (3/2/11)

Al McCoy
Policing America's Empire

Al McCoy, a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and author most recently of the award-winning book 'Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines and the Rise of the Surveillance State,' talks about how empires are maintained, why the U.S. empire is in decline, and what the consequences might be depending on how we respond to that decline. 

American people are in denial of the nature of their country. No wonder it is poorly managed. They're unaware that the U.S. is an empire.
Source: TomCast for April 24, 2011: SubordiNations

From the movie Gandhi, Gandhi Advocates Policy of Nonviolence. Source: Movie Gandhi (1982)

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