9 Documentaries That'll Change How You Think of Money, Investing

Breaking the Bank, PBS
By Vincent Trivett

We've all seen Michael Douglas deliver Gordon Gekko's classic "Greed is good" monologue in the 1987 film Wall Street. But how would you like to see one of the best hedge fund managers in history present his case for the impending end of a 200-year bear market? Or to look into the sociopathic psychology of a rogue trader?

Here are a few thought-provoking financial and economic documentaries that you can watch free online for insight into the world of money.

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The 60 minutes segment with Scott Pelley about Shiela Bair, the whistleblower in the late 1990's that lost her job for speaking up about the risky derivitives rated as AAA when then should have been rated as junk, was also a good, short documentary on money.If the country listened to her, there would not have been a banking disaster in 2008 and there probably would not have been the terrible recession we have faced for the last 4 years. Too bad all the men in finance made sure she shut up and kicked her out of her government job.

August 13 2012 at 10:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What money?

August 13 2012 at 9:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

to complicated for stupid american brain

August 13 2012 at 5:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I say,, forget all these movies,, and spend 10 hours watching Milton Freidmans "Free to Choose".. Google it and you can spend a rainy weekend watching all 10 episodes. He can teach you all you want to know about money, finance, the economy, and all things that are the exact opposite of what Obama says.

August 13 2012 at 5:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan mark the milestone.

“Tomorrow marks another disappointing record for the United States Senate: Senate Majority Leader Reid and his Democrat conference will have gone an unprecedented 1,200 days without adopting a budget plan as required by law," write Sessions and Ryan. "Not only have they failed to adopt a budget, but with America under threat of financial calamity, they have refused to even present a plan for public scrutiny. Last year, Majority Leader Reid said it would be ‘foolish’ to do a budget and the legally required Budget Committee mark-up was cancelled. No plan from his conference has seen the light of day. He refuses to disclose who he plans to tax and how he plans to spend taxpayers’ money."

1200 days.............and the dweebes and MORONS continue to put the BLAME where ?????

August 12 2012 at 3:10 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply