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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Michael Shaver
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by Michael Shaver - Sep. 25, 2011

Meltdown is an excellent documentary that has been produced by the Al Jazeera news network. It is presented in four parts starting with "The men who crashed the world, A global financial tsunami, Paying the price, and ending with After the fall". The documentary is constructed in chronological order and it takes full advantage of being able to view the crisis through hindsight painting a stark uncomplicated picture that many times contradicts corporate media's spin on the events and our own congressional leader’s explanations. This is a good opportunity for anyone who would like to learn more about the financial crisis and why it is so important to receive this information in a familiar format that is very thorough and very easy to understand at the same time. FYI, for those who are interested in viewing all four parts of the documentary I suggest going directly to YouTube and running a search for " Meltdown – The secret history of the global financial collapse" this will take you directly to a page with all four episodes.

With the presidential election rapidly approaching this is one of the most important topics we as citizens need to understand. Wall Street, global finance, and government are inexorably intertwined with each other. While most may consider this statement to be hardly "news" there is a genuine disconnect in the general population over the amount of influence Wall Street has to exert over everything else. This documentary is a great way to get started down that road to global financial enlightenment and I think it is a trip well worth taking.

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