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The Great Recession, in this work, was only scratched at the surface.
on September 4, 2014
There was A LOT of drama in the unaccounted for and unpunished creation and the punishing (to everyone except the at-fault profiteers) aftermath of the Great Recession, which in this work was only scratched at the surface and viewed from too limited a perspective in the telling of it.
There was also, in the unavoidable, tactile plunder of the real event, a great deal of ugliness: the unbounded greed of the perpetrators, their arrogant, selfish ignorance and that of their aligned legislators, the latter not touched, the former rendered (mostly through the doubtful guilt written into Spacey's character) far too kindly.
The Great Recession is the story of a tilted system that went criminal and should have killed itself, but instead was left standing tall amidst the rubble of broken and uncertain futures for all of its blood-drawn, dream-torn victims, spilling out obscene profits to its gear turners, Italian and London tailored in Teflon-smug at the kangaroo appearances before culpable committees in Congress, laughing all the way to their banks, yachts, and multi-million-dollar homes.
All of this should have been, but wasn't, told.