Watch the “Inside Job” trailer: http://www.hulu.com/watch/174282/movie-trailers-inside-job—-trailer 
via thesmithian:

a conversation with Charles Ferguson, director:
We wanted to make the film accessible and the ideas accessible. I did my  best to keep jargon out of the film. And where it was necessary to  explain something that was somewhat technical—for example, we felt it  was important to explain credit default swaps and the securitization  chain because they were so critical to what happened—we did our best  to make those things accessible. Hence the graphics and using a mixture  of different ways to explain things, so that if someone wasn’t attuned  to narration but was attuned to graphics, or wasn’t attuned to graphics  but would be more attuned to hearing somebody say it, we tried to  explain things in an overlapping way, with a little bit of deliberate  redundancy.
all of which makes me want to see it immediately (bold, mine).

Watch the “Inside Job” trailer: http://www.hulu.com/watch/174282/movie-trailers-inside-job—-trailer 

via thesmithian:

a conversation with Charles Ferguson, director:

We wanted to make the film accessible and the ideas accessible. I did my best to keep jargon out of the film. And where it was necessary to explain something that was somewhat technical—for example, we felt it was important to explain credit default swaps and the securitization chain because they were so critical to what happened—we did our best to make those things accessible. Hence the graphics and using a mixture of different ways to explain things, so that if someone wasn’t attuned to narration but was attuned to graphics, or wasn’t attuned to graphics but would be more attuned to hearing somebody say it, we tried to explain things in an overlapping way, with a little bit of deliberate redundancy.

all of which makes me want to see it immediately (bold, mine).

(via soupsoup)

06.11.10
These deals should really be a wake-up call to politicians and regulators. They are a great example of how well-intentioned regulations can backfire. The net result of the Wall Street research settlement, SARBOX and other protections for small investors has been: small investors now have no access to the most interesting investment opportunities.

yup, that’s exactly what’s going on

The Private IPO - Continuations

(via fred-wilson)

Just post-almost complete market implosion & billions of dollars GIVEN to “prop up” Goldman Sachs, et. al., Wall Street is BACK finding new ambiguously “legal” ways to make MORE $$$$$$$ at the expense/exclusion of everyone else. Greed is good. 

(via fred-wilson)

03.01.11
krochmal:

Study Points to Windfall for Goldman Partners - NYTimes.com

"Goldman is on track to pay out $17.5 billion in compensation for last year. While that is down from the record $20.19 billion in 2007, it’s up more than a billion from 2009."

krochmal:

Study Points to Windfall for Goldman Partners - NYTimes.com

"Goldman is on track to pay out $17.5 billion in compensation for last year. While that is down from the record $20.19 billion in 2007, it’s up more than a billion from 2009."

19.01.11
WALL ST. JOURNAL: "U.S. securities regulators are in talks with several major Wall Street banks to settle fraud allegations related to mortgage-bond deals that helped unleash the financial crisis, according to people familiar with the matter. The expected settlements, some of which could be reached as soon as next week, collectively mark the biggest attempt by enforcement agencies to hold Wall Street accountable for its role in the subprime mortgage bust."
15.04.11
Charlie Chaplin. Serious Badass.
Born on April 16, 1889.
Recently I saw a print of this photo up close a couple of times in a small early b/w photography exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Charlie is performing while standing on Douglas Fairbank's shoulders so the immense crowd at a 1918 WW I War Bonds rally on Wall Street can see him. Simply amazing. 

Charlie Chaplin. Serious Badass.

Born on April 16, 1889.

Recently I saw a print of this photo up close a couple of times in a small early b/w photography exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Charlie is performing while standing on Douglas Fairbank's shoulders so the immense crowd at a 1918 WW I War Bonds rally on Wall Street can see him. Simply amazing. 

16.04.11
The Obama Deception: Why Cornel West Went Ballistic
16.05.11
via joshsternberg:

Hades’ entrance?

via joshsternberg:

Hades’ entrance?

(Source: joshsternberg)

19.08.11
Matt Taibbi vs the SEC | Felix Salmon
21.08.11
Thoughts on #occupywallst
26.09.11
via chasingstupid:

Funny how some magazine covers from the past look so fucking stupid many years later. This one is from 1999.
From right to left the Criminally Incompetent, the Criminally Stupid, and The Criminal.
The “Committee To Save The World” ? Marketeers?
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

The Criminally Incompetent, The Criminally Stupid, and The Criminal.
Queue the Joker laugh: Woooo hahahhahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!
Sadly, they are the ones laughing…along with their friends on Wall Street…at us.

via chasingstupid:

Funny how some magazine covers from the past look so fucking stupid many years later. This one is from 1999.

From right to left the Criminally Incompetent, the Criminally Stupid, and The Criminal.

The “Committee To Save The World” ? Marketeers?

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

The Criminally Incompetent, The Criminally Stupid, and The Criminal.

Queue the Joker laugh: Woooo hahahhahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

Sadly, they are the ones laughing…along with their friends on Wall Street…at us.

27.09.11
The Longest Week: Occupy Wall Street
27.09.11
What's Behind the Scorn for the Wall Street Protests?
28.09.11