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Looking Long At The Short

I finally saw the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' brilliant book, The Big Short.  The book was infuriating but also energizing. For a series of reasons, the film felt exhausting. That's not to say it's a bad movie.  But it left me longing for a richer exploration of the underlying issues that link money and crowd-think, a blurry whir for which most of us lack the tools (or patience) to process. Whether I'm looking at the debates between Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton, or the pathetic dog fights called the Republican Presidential campaigns, they seem to all offer salves that soothe anger but seem dangerously incomplete. I'll share more thoughts on all these issues in another post. In the meantime, here's a video from 2014 that seemed illuminating. 


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