Film Review: Inside Job (2010) by Charles H. Ferguson

The Spanish newspaper El Pais offered today the opportunity to buy Inside Job [DVD](2011). I’ve just seen it and, in my opinion, it should be included in all financial curriculum. Certainly it must be stressed that the ultimate goal of the Financial Services Industry is to serve the public interest.  The question still in the air: Have we learned anything from past mistakes?  Unfortunately it does not seem so.

Inside Job is a 2010 documentary film about the late-2000s financial crisis directed by Charles H. Ferguson. The film is described by Ferguson as being about “the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption.” In five parts, the film explores how changes in the policy environment and banking practices helped create the financial crisis. Inside Job was well received by film critics who praised its pacing, research, and exposition of complex material. The film was screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in May and won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. (From Wikipedia)

Inside Job Official Trailer

Serie Negra: Best 2011 Crime Novels

RBA, a Spanish publisher, has elaborated the following list on his blog Serie Negra:

  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin (William Morrow, 2010). Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2011.
  • Con el agua al cuello, by Petros Markaris (Tusquets, 2011). Original title: Ληξιπρόθεσμα Δάνεια (Expiring Loans). Winner of the VII edition of Pepe Carvalho Prize.
  • Truth, by Peter Temple (Text Publishing, 2009) Winner of the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
  • No abras los ojos, by John Verdon (Roca, 2011) Shut Your Eyes Tight (Crown, 2011).
  • The Snowman, by Jo Nesbo (Harvill Secker, 2010).
  • Viskelen, by Arne Dahl (Chinese Whispers, winner of the Best Swedish Crime Novel 2011).
  • El Ejército Furioso. Fred Vargas (Siruela, 2011) Original title: L’armée furieuse (Editions Viviane Hamy, 2011).
  • Started early, took my dog, by Kate Atkinson (Doubleday, 2010)
  • Niebla roja, by Patricia Cornwell (RBA, 2011) Original title: Red Mist (Putnam Adult, 2011). Winner of the Premio RBA de Novela Negra 2011.
  • A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books, 2011).