“Inside Job” wins

Posted: 28 February 2011 in Uncategorized
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Inside Job, Charles Ferguson’s exploration of the 2008 economic meltdown, won the Oscar for best documentary.

It was an appropriate tribute to the workers in Wisconsin and elsewhere, given Ferguson’s exposé of the Wall Street players, economists, and bureaucrats—the greedy few who perpetrated a colossal crime whose costs have been paid not by them but by the rest of the population.

Equally appropriate, then, was the opening of Ferguson’s acceptance speech:

Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by financial fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that’s wrong.

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