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The Flaw (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 3 June 2011 (UK)
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An examination of the causes of the economic crisis of 2008.

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David Sington
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Luan Andrew Luan ... Himself - Former Mortgage Bond Trader
Robert Shiller Robert Shiller ... Himself - Professor of Economics, Yale University
Louis Hyman Louis Hyman ... Himself - Economic Historian, Harvard University
George Cooper George Cooper ... Himself - Fund Manager, Blue Crest Capital
Robert Frank Robert Frank ... Himself - Professor of Economics, Cornell University
Nell Minow Nell Minow ... Herself - Corporate Watchdog, The Corporate Library
Joseph Stiglitz Joseph Stiglitz ... Himself - Nobel Prize for Economics, Columbia University
Dan Ariely Dan Ariely ... Himself - Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University
Ed Andrews Ed Andrews ... Himself - Economics Correspondent, New York Times
Antoinette Coffi-Ahibo Antoinette Coffi-Ahibo ... Herself - Optician
Steve Nahas Steve Nahas ... Himself - Real Estate Investor
Robert Wade Robert Wade ... Himself - Professor of Political Economy, London School of Economics
Jim O'Neill Jim O'Neill ... Himself - Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs
Rose Alfano Rose Alfano ... Herself - Realtor
Lawrence Citarello Lawrence Citarello ... Himself - Real Estate Developer
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People all over the world are still struggling with the aftermath of the greatest financial crisis since the Wall Street Crash of 1929. We all know what the effects have been but what exactly were the causes? The Flaw ranges widely across the history of American capitalism in the twentieth century, its rigor laced with sardonic humor and peopled with a cast of characters that spans Nobel-prize winning economists and distressed home owners to the New York Times financial correspondent on the brink of foreclosure and the Wall Street banker who feels the pain encoded in his spreadsheets. The film argues that the roots of the crisis lie in the changing relationship between the rich and the rest in American society. Written by Anonymous

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Riveting documentary
3 September 2018 | by Phil_ChesterSee all my reviews

Utterly fascinating and very well put together account of the true source of all that "bother" in 2008. Highly recommended. It would be wonderful to hope that we will learn lessons from this, but unfortunately human nature doesn't work like that. "Greed is good."


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