Our friend in the “alternative media” Mike Adams acclaims this Movie: “The Big Short” as the Movie of the Year!
The first thing that struck Me about this Movie: No-one ever does any work! The characters kibbutz, play office sports, do a great deal of gossipping, but not a one earns his pay! For the 90% of Americans who do earn a paycheck, by “actually working” this is an enlightening film.. Hedge Fund Managers do SQUAT! They try to figure out the best way to make the most money by outsmarting some other weasel. Tough Work.
The movie plays this as “comedy”, but most of America who got royally fleeced in 2008 don’t find it that humorous! Adam McKay seems to think these men who don’t work, and make money by “fleecing some poor schmuck” is incredibly funny. These are the same fund managers who during the Enron debacle, clapped and cheered and said: “Let Gram-ma freeze, as We jack up the energy price” If watching incredibly lazy men, take money from honest Americans is funny – then this is Your Movie.
It wasn’t really that funny when Hank Paulson went before congress and threatened them – that if the Banks weren’t bailed out .. there would be “Martial Law”! It amazes Me that this sad, sad time in American History – when a Nation was blackmailed can spawn a “comedy”!
If You’ve never perused a CAFR and seen that all our banks and all the “Fortune 500” Company’s stocks (76% owned by Institutional Investors – Government) – are owned by Pension Plans, then this Movie might be mildly humorous!
But it is delusional to find the Pirates taking our wealth funny!
Oh, my gosh they’ve stolen Trillion$ , isn’t that hilarious!
As Walter Burien has stated: CAFR’s aren’t “the story” they are “The only Story” Corporations don’t own business’s it’s a mirror image!