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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.


David Sington
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Luan Andrew Luan ... Self - Former Mortgage Bond Trader
Robert Shiller ... Self - Professor of Economics, Yale University
Louis Hyman Louis Hyman ... Self - Economic Historian, Harvard University
George Cooper George Cooper ... Self - Fund Manager, Blue Crest Capital
Robert H. Frank Robert H. Frank ... Self - Professor of Economics, Cornell University
Nell Minow Nell Minow ... Self - Corporate Watchdog, The Corporate Library
Joseph Stiglitz Joseph Stiglitz ... Self - Nobel Prize for Economics, Columbia University
Dan Ariely ... Self - Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University
Ed Andrews Ed Andrews ... Self - Economics Correspondent, New York Times
Antoinette Coffi-Ahibo Antoinette Coffi-Ahibo ... Self - Optician
Steve Nahas Steve Nahas ... Self - Real Estate Investor
Robert Wade Robert Wade ... Self - Professor of Political Economy, London School of Economics
Jim O'Neill Jim O'Neill ... Self - Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs
Rose Alfano Rose Alfano ... Self - Realtor
Lawrence Citarello Lawrence Citarello ... Self - Real Estate Developer


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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Inadequate explanation
16 March 2019 | by moderator-862-914745See all my reviews

A rather mild and weak explanation of the way people were duped before the 2008 crash and the sheer uncaring criminality of the suffering caused to many ordinary people who lost their homes, jobs and much more. For a more robust examination of and explanation of what went on, watch The Big Short instead, it's more entertaining and enlightening.

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