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Inside Job

A comprehensive analysis of the 2008 global financial crisis. Through exhaustive research and interviews with key insiders, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia.

Director: Charles Ferguson
Year: 2010
Time: 105 min

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(2010) on IMDb

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Share this film. Give others the opportunity to learn about the economic system in which we all participate.

Learn more about the inner workings of Wall Street in Charles Ferguson’s book, Predator Nation.

Never take your power as a consumer for granted. Be a responsible citizen and live within your means. This alone will give the financial system less control over your life.

Stay informed, stay involved. As Margaret Mead said, “Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem. All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals. ”

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The Guardian asked 4 bankers for their verdict on INSIDE JOB.

“The film was right that banking became synonymous with living the high life, with drug-taking, and basically being above the law. This culture filtered down from the top, and needs to be stopped and questioned a lot more,” said the broker.

Read what the others said here.

Does the financial crisis leave your head spinning?

Director Charles Ferguson offers a glossary of financial jargon.

Check it out here.

Six Films on the Financial Crisis

Journalist Bill Moyers recommends 6 films that dig into the nitty gritty of the financial crisis.


This playlist features a set of 6 films that see hushed systemic injustices unveiled.

Extended Interview

“The story was even more extreme, and even more remarkable, and even more shocking than I had realized.”

Continue reading.

Is the End of Gigantic, Unfair, and Absurd CEO Pay Near?

“CEO remuneration, like entitlements, has gradually, but inexorably, grown larger and larger such that now both are considered a birthright.”

Read more on Forbes.

The Washington Post questions “The End of American Capitalism”

“No one is talking about the death of capitalism…. But resentment is growing over America’s brand of capitalism, which in contrast to, say, Germany’s, spurns regulations and venerates risk.”

Read the full article here.

The Crisis of Capitalism

In this short RSA Animate (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), radical sociologist David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism, towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that could be responsible, just, and humane.


Listen to our playlist with music from the film on Spotify.

“Banking Is a Criminal Industry Because Its Crimes Go Unpunished”

Charles Ferguson on the Huffington Post.


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