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In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts (2006)

| Documentary | 2006 (USA)
Just a few decades ago, owing more money than you had in your bank account was the exception, not the rule.

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Credited cast:
Nina Adams ...
Herself
David Aguilar ...
Himself - Entrepreneur
Roy Barnes ...
Himself - Former Governor of Georgia
Steve Barnett ...
Himself - Former Credit Card Executive
Tracy Berry ...
Herself
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Herself
...
Herself
Mildred Brown ...
Herself - Representative for ACORN
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Himself (archive footage)
Lou Cherico ...
Himself - Former Prosecutor
Dennis Devareaux ...
Himself - Graduate Student
Tamara Draut ...
Herself - Analyst
Darrin Elmore ...
Himself - US Navy
Michell Fayez-Olabi ...
Herself - Foreclosure Victim
Daniel Gross ...
Himself - Computer Database Expert
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Just a few decades ago, owing more money than you had in your bank account was the exception, not the rule.

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This was a warning sign for the 2008 economic crisis
12 April 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This documentary shows the influence of debt in everyday life. From consumer dependence, credit card advertisement, the economic system to politics and law.

This documentary was definitely worth watching. It informs about the forms of debt you get offered by corporations, showing all consequences of the deal. It sheds light on the dark side of consumer debt.

What surprised me is that no other reviewer mentions that this documentary predates the 2008 economic collapse. It tells about sub-prime loans, reselling of mortgages by banks and the uneven battle between individual consumers and big corporations.


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