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Today, a question haunts America: what exactly caused the world s greatest economy to crash and burn? And why is it so slow to recover?
From award-winning documentarian David Sington (In the Shadow of the Moon), THE FLAW tells the story of the credit bubble that caused the financial crash through interviews with some of the world s leading economists, including housing expert Robert Shiller, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, and economic historian Louis Hyman, as well as Wall Street insiders and victims of the crash. More topical than ever, the film presents an original and compelling account of the toxic combination of forces that nearly destroyed the world economy, demonstrating how excessive income inequality leads to economic instability.
At a time when economic theory and public policy is being re-examined, this film reminds us that, without addressing the root causes of the crisis, the system may collapse again... and next time it may not be possible for governments to rescue it.
A lively, iconoclastic look at the current crisis in capitalism. --Los Angeles Times
[Goes] out of its way to make economic theory and practice digestible to lay audiences. --Variety
Smart and entertaining --The Hollywood Reporter
It's very difficult to expect balance in any documentaries related to political issues, and believe me this one is about politics, not the economy. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Henry L. Gomez
a good assessment of the real estate bubble and the resulting debt crisis. One thing missing is the role real estate agents had in causing this, which in my book, agents preyed on... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This documentary is so frustrating: the most annoying sound track because of the stupid and loud music, and the childish cartoons which interrupts the story and does not allow the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
The documentary is a look at the causes of the economic crisis of 2008. It is important to understand that this isn't an unbiased view, and tends to emphasize the need for... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Edward J. Barton
Tendentious, simplistic and a polemic. It doesn't deal with numerous controversial aspects of the financial crisis and simply wants to condemn markets when the innumerable... Read morePublished 9 months ago by P. Isaac