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Placing recent developments on Wall Street and around the world in historical perspective dating back to the Great Depression, this concise documentary generates cumulative outrage as it systematically emphasizes how financial growth and industry deregulation fostered an environment of economic recklessness and criminality, as well as a willingness to look the other way as long as the good times rolled. Dealing in facts and figures rather than hyperbole and hysteria, Ferguson employs more than three dozen expert economists, executives, politicians and scholars (including George Soros, French Minister of Finance Christine Lagarde and U.S. congressman Barney Frank) to lay it all out in terms that are as illuminating as they are chilling. Nothing substantial has changed since the crisis. The same people are still in power and the same systems are still in place.