Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Movie To Watch

Yah. I'm waiting for Gran Torino to hit satellite TV, and really should see the new horse-race movie, and ....

But this one should move to the top of the list.

...Ferguson manages to weave together decades of bits and pieces into a dramatic narrative that plays like a whodunit. Names have faces, and storytelling combined with graphic illustrations helps explain the complex series of events that led to the global meltdown. Here are a few takeaways:

One, trying to assign blame to either Democrats or Republicans is pointless. Everyone is culpable. From the early 1980s, when Ronald Reagan deregulated banks, through the two Bushes, Bill Clinton and now Barack Obama, each administration has endorsed -- and each Congress has helped tweak -- laws and rules that made systemic abuses and the meltdown not only possible but, looking back, inevitable.

Good. That'll provide impetus for continuing the TEA Party/Pitchfork Rebellion.

But--just in case--


1 comment:

Neo-Con Tastic said...

Playing at the Oriental on November 5 (Friday). I think I'll be buying a ticket...