Meltdown: The Men Who Crashed the World

In the first episode of Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne.

The crash of September 2008 brought the largest bankruptcies in world history, pushing more than 30 million people into unemployment and bringing many countries to the edge of insolvency. Wall ... Full Story »

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Thane Doss
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by Thane Doss - Oct. 2, 2011

My main kick about this is that it is a CBC (Canadian) documentary originally broadcast at the end of 2010. It is good material for Al-Jazeera to broadcast, but it should not be reviewed or treated as if it is an Al-Jazeera original. That should neither persuade nor dissuade people from viewing it, though. It tells the story pretty well and moves around the world a good deal to give details about specific events. Most people likely to view it probably will learn some things but will not have any ground-shaking experiences of illumination. That said, the events it describes provide an interesting framing for the Occupy Wall Street movement in the US now, and that is probably why it's getting attention now that it didn't get last year when it was posted to Youtube after airing in Canada.

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