The documentary-in-progress, ‘”Only You Can Prevent Financial Meltdowns,” provides a clear, coherent account of the 2008 U.S. financial crisis, which at a cost of trillions of dollars, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial experts, journalists, and academics, the film exposes the details of an industry that has corrupted politics, regulation, and democracy.
Criminogenic Environments, Bubbles and Financial Crisis ~ Bill Black
Producer/director David Cain (The Face of Work), in collaboration with professor William Black, an expert in white-collar crime, public finance, antitrust, law & economics, speaks at length with lawyers, economists, journalists, politicians, and people on the streets of America in order to offer a clearer picture of the economic meltdown that shocked America in 2008.
Pulitzer Prize winner David Kay Johnston: Crony Capitalism – American Style
This film offers a ’12 Step Plan’ to bring financial criminals to justice and to prevent this crisis from happening again. This film will explore why criminal cases and referrals are not being investigated, why virtually nobody is going to prison, despite fraud that caused trillions of dollars in losses. This film will help Americans understand the fundamental causes of the problem. This film will investigate how to prosecute the criminals. The film will finally offer real solutions, and provide answers to the most common question, “What can I do?”
Phil Angelides, Chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Committee: Autopsy of Our Failed Financial System
It was a completely preventable crisis; indeed for the years after the reforms following the Savings and Loan debacle of the 80s, the United States did not have a single financial crisis. The progressive deregulation of the financial sector since the 1980s gave rise to an increasingly criminal industry, whose “innovations” have produced a succession of financial crises. Yet, due to the industry’s increasing wealth and power, each crisis has seen few people go to prison.