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Inside Job-A Movie Review

Inside Job – Filmed in a documentary style, it is the story of the 2008 financial meltdown.

Prepare to get angry as you are reminded of events from the recent past, events that took place right under your nose that were designed to strip you, the average American citizen, of all of your assets.  Bernie Madoff  was just the tip of a monstrous iceberg, it seems.

A great deal of material in the movie involves the Federal Reserve Board and the film points out the surprising number of people from the investment firm, Goldman Sachs, who have been appointed to high positions in the federal government, including the Federal Reserve Board.

The madam of a high end brothel located only a block away from Wall Street rattles off tales of  sex and drug use among the Wall Street community with jimmied invoices for her company’s  “services” being sent in to the various investment firms. She made a point of stating for the record that her clientele instructed her to bill in this manner and she was sometimes provided preferred paperwork by her clients to ensure proper processing. This brings new meaning to the term “cover your ass”.

Ironically, former New York attorney general and ex-governor Eliot Spitzer provided commentary on these and other Wall Street shenanigans.  Spitzer had been  forced to resign as NY governor in the wake of the revelations surrounding his patronage of similar services. It is interesting to note that Spitzer, while attorney general,  had been continually challenging Wall Street.  Alex Gibney, director of  a documentary “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer”,  suggests that “if other regulators had been as dogged as Spitzer, we might not have had the economic collapse of 2008”.

But Spitzer stepped down and the games continued.  And some 20% of us are unemployed and staring down the barrel of homelessness and hunger.  We Americans take it up the behind so quietly….We the Sheeple…

For further reading into Spitzer’s attempt to reform Wall Street, please visit

http://www.slate.com/id/2108509/