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Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis

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Journeyman pictures recently put up the 45 minute long documentary Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis. It’s currently 2 years old (first published in July 2010) but now you can watch if for free on YouTube. So, two years later – can you spot how many of the predictions came true?

With the US raising their debt ceiling, are we in a global bail-out bubble that will eventually burst? This doc offers a fresh insight into the greatest economic crisis of our age: the one still awaiting us.

The financial storm that has rocked the world began brewing in the US when congress pushed the idea of home ownership for all, propping up those who couldn’t make the down payments. When it all went wrong the government promised the biggest financial stimulus packages in history and gargantuan bailouts. But what crazed logic is that: propping up debt with more debt? “They’re giving alcohol to a drunk: it just sets him up for a bigger hangover.”

July 2010

Written by mo

July 3rd, 2012 at 9:53 am

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