Inside Job

  1. What are your views about the role of government in the markets?
  2. Why do banks traditionally require a down-payment on a home mortgage loan?
  3. Why would a bank make a sub-prime loan if they think the loan will fail?
  4. Whose fault is this? What should they have done differently?
  5. Would you make that bet? Would you sacrifice millions of people’s savings for millions of dollars without risk of punishment?
  6. How can the financial sector turn their backs on the very people they’re supposed to serve? How can that practice be maintained?
  7. Eliot Spitzer was made to resign from politics because of his involvement with a prostitute. Many high-finance players are involved with prostitutes and invoice them as company expenses, yet they’re never charged. Why?
  8. Should anyone go to jail for this? Explain.
  9. Should there be a policy regarding conflicts of interest in education? If Sony Pictures paid me to show you this movie, should I have to tell you that?
  10. What’s different about the crash of 1929 and the crisis of 2008?
  11. To what extent was Greenspan right about the benefits of the free market (de-regulation)?
  12. How can this situation be stopped when the most powerful people in the U.S. don’t want it stopped? What kind of fighting needs to happen to make a difference?
  13. Obama said, “What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American…and those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account.” And then he hired all the same players. What happened?



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Marie Snyder

Marie Snyder


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