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Oscar React: The Real 'Wolfs of Wall Street' Are Still Roaming Free

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

To the extent that the movie implies that this relatively small time hustler was Wall Street's biggest, worst, most notorious or even a representative wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorcese are howling up the wrong tree.

Movie Review: Hank: Five Years From the Brink

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Now, we get Hank: Five Years from the Brink, in which former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson gives us a play-by-play of how he, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Federal Reserve chairman Timothy Geithner, kept everything from collapsing while alternately massaging and challenging the various egos that ran the nation's largest banks.

A True-life Thriller About America's Covert Wars

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Few lawmakers have the guts to ask: What powers does our government have to kill people without due process? The larger question asked by Dirty Wars: What happens to us as Americans when we finally see what's hidden in plain sight?

The Best Films About The Financial Crisis

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Killing Them Softly" is a stylish and violent dark comedy about low-level gangsters and thugs, set squarely within the U.S. econo...

Every American Needs to Watch The Warning on Netflix if They Want the Truth about the Financial Collapse

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

You have to see this film. It tells about how Brooksley Born, the chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) during the Clinton administration, saw, very clearly, the impending disaster on Wall Street and in the financial markets.

Why Hollywood Studios Fear Political Content

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is the least of Hollywood's worries, for my money. The major studios have a bigger problem -- such as the fact that they so seldom make movies with serious themes or content. And they never address actual political issues if they can avoid it.

HONEST CROOK: This Guy Robbed A Bank And Then Drove To Police Station To Confess

AP | Posted 08.25.2012 | Weird News

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland man says he was so moved by a documentary exploring the cause of the Great Recession that he decided to ro...

Pulling Punches? Inside Job's Charles Ferguson's Latest: Predator Nation

Danny Schechter | Posted 07.29.2012 | Books
Danny Schechter

We need to ask ourselves why this liberal critique will be widely ignored and what we can do to insure it won't be. It is deserving of attention. I respect the prodigious effort, but what is also true is that the elite with whom he eats, or does business, is unlikely to be the agency for change.

Hunger in America

Christina Weiss Lurie | Posted 07.04.2012 | Impact
Christina Weiss Lurie

I should have been prepared for the notion that hunger was prevalent here in the United States, but I wasn't. I was shocked to hear that a First World country had such an ignominious reality prevalent across all 50 states.

Why Wrecked Economies Need More Parental Leave

Christina Patterson | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

The U.S. is one of just four countries in the world that have no federal law for paid maternity leave at all. The others are Liberia, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland. I'm not at all sure you could say that it's a brilliant strategy for growth.

HuffPost Review: Chasing Madoff

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.24.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Chasing Madoff is a searing indictment of the fast-and-loose free-market attitude that nearly sank the world economy. I can't imagine how painful it would be to watch it, were I someone who had lost a fortune to Madoff's malfeasance.

Bubble-Wrapped Inside Our Economic Stalemate

Carol Smaldino | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

If you feel fed up by the stalemate over the economy and you want to know who to blame, watch Inside Job. They are all to blame. This past week as the...

Documentaries: In Defense of Diversity -- Documenting Our Changing World

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.26.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Instead of fear, a chaotic economy in the West and upheavals elsewhere causing us to think nationally and turn inwards, now is actually the time to reach out towards other parts of the planet. Will this happen? Documentaries can help us move in this direction.

The Economic Hangover: Part Two

Don McNay | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The bailout and stimulus money allowed us to limp along for a couple of years. Now we are back to where we started, but worse, since we borrowed trillions to pay for it.

Denver Mayor's Race Spawns a Business Solution

Robert Schwab | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Mayoral CEOs across the country are paid considerably less than private-sector CEOs and yet often perform at a much higher level since they face electoral accountability on a regular basis.

Tribeca 2011: French Film My Piece of The Pie Hits Back at Wall Street

Linda Hassler | Posted 07.03.2011 | New York
Linda Hassler

The Wall Street flimflam boys who made mad gambles to enrich themselves, knowing losses would be government-backed, are still at large. We now have at least a fictional comeuppance for these thieves.

Money, Money, Money: Plays Tackle The Economic Crisis

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

During the 1992 Presidential election, Bill Clinton's campaign team hit on a slogan that was easy to pronounce and just as easy for people to understa...

Analysis of a Meltdown: Why Everyone Should See Inside Job

John Farr | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Its impact speaks to the unique power of film to relate a compelling story in under two hours, and have it hit you like a sledgehammer.

Means, Ends and Money

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

The media has long taken it on faith that private equity is an evil, possibly criminal, enterprise, run by money-hungry fraudsters who bury their comp...

Do CEO's Have Parents and if So, Where Are They?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

As a society, we really need to see "what's what" get over the money addiction and seek to equalize the madness that is now passed off as "normal" and "business-as-usual."

I Am Review: Hollywood Director Exlores What's Right with the World

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

As the world is transfixed by remarkable change in the Middle East, America's popcorn culture distracts us with another Nicholas Cage road rage movie ...

Sam Stein

White House Chief Of Staff Pressed About Lack Of Jail Time For Wall Street Culprits

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley declined on Sunday to bring the president into the debate over why no major player in the collapse...

"Mubarak!" "Gaddafi!" "Next Stop... Wall Street!"

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Goulston, M.D.

How is it that dictators and arrogant financial people are able to seize and hold onto control for so long, especially when soon after they seize or gain power the conditions for the common people and the attention to human rights deteriorate?

In The Public Interest: House Kneecaps Wall Street Reform Funding, But Goal Is Worse: Repeal

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

The House is trying to starve our consumer cops to death. It's now in the public interest for the U.S. Senate to pass its own budget resolution that puts consumer and investor cops back on the beat. Otherwise, what happened on Wall Street will happen again.

My Conversation With Filmmaker Charles Ferguson

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

2011-02-28-tavis.jpgThe day after his Best Documentary win, I sat down with filmmaker Charles Ferguson for a conversation about Inside Job.