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This film is a wake up call for the average person working in a big corporation. This case with Enron left a lot of hard working Americans out of a job, pension, and corporate benefits. When working for a big corporation you can only hope that, the powerful few are practicing sound business procedures. This was not the case with Enron. This film documents the how and why Enron fell from its high stature and those affected along the way. Enron is the perfect example of what our world has become: self-interested and money hungry. Enron was responsible for roaming blackouts in California so they could charge more for their energy. Enron seems to be an appropriate microcosm for what is going on in our world, in that, the powers that be are making us so dependant on oil and gas while at the same time not releasing the technology that could do away with those fossil fuels. We have the technology check out the Disclosure Project.Reviewed on June 27, 2016
The Corporation is simply awesome. "The film charts the development of the corporation as a legal entity from its genesis to unprecedented legal protection stemming from creative interpretation of the 14th amendment, that is from its origins as an institution chartered by governments to carry out specific public functions, to the rise of the vast modern institutions entitled to the legal rights of a "person." One central theme of the documentary is an attempt to assess the "personality" of the corporate "person" by using diagnostic criteria from the DSM-IV; Robert Hare, aUniversity of British Columbia Psychology Professor and FBI consultant, compares the modern, profit-driven corporation to that of a clinically diagnosed psychopath."( Wikipedia.com) With the emergance of a New World Order, look for corporations to emerge as separate nations. People will look to their respective corporation for sustenance. The corporation will reign as dictator over the people if the people let that happen.Reviewed on June 26, 2016
The title of the OP comes from this documentary and is one of the best truths I've heard from a movie or documentary.
It's so true. People would like to believe a beautiful lie so much they'll deceive themselves and go into denial mode.
I still remember before Armstrong came out and admitted it himself to doping, I got into a huge argument with a friend about how he was guilty, and the friend was certain he was drug free, arguing it's possible he was very genetically gifted.
At the time all his team mates were coming out to testify against him, but my friend stood firmly on Lance Armstrong's side. Then I went on the forums to read what others had to say and about 50% of the people were calling the other side haters.
Then he came out to admit the truth and the ones who believed the lies decided to hate Lance the most. My friend never wanted to touch upon the topic again, and deep down I always wanted to tell him "Ha, I told you so!" but if I did I knew we wouldn't be friends anymore.
Learn to differentiate between the beautiful lie and the ugly truth.
I can´t believe that so many people are placing blame on the homeowners as if they had any responsibility about this.
As the documentary correctly points out. For 40 years after The Great Depression, were no global crisis like this one. With all the Government regulation that was placed, banks made responsible loans to people that could afford them. If they didn´t, the loans were not given. Pure and simple.
After deregulation, the financial system began this complex loan system that many of them did not quite understand and started granting loans to people they knew could not afford.
But how could the average joe know? For decades, we always thought that banks would not give loans to people that could not afford it. The banks, accountants and economic advisers are the ones who have the "know-how" about it, not the average joe.
The documentary did not blame homeowners because:
1. They did not benefit from this like the people in Wallstreet
2. They were duped by those with knowledge.
Pure and simple.
Excellent documentary series that covers a deep wealth of information about the reality we as humans have managed to comprehend over the centuries. I really enjoyed the first episode but the second one is especially good since it delves right into some of the modern defining moments of our understanding of the cosmos, for example the Dirac equation, its monumental connection between Einsteins law of relativity and quantum mechanics the likes of which are intensely difficult to truly understand.
The only problem with this fantastically produced and well researched series by Jim Al-Khalili is that fitting all the information (almost (by a long stretch)) we know about the universe into a 2 hour series has proven a difficult task, and for a viewer who is just being introduced to the stepping stones upon our knowledge could well end up delirious.
A very fluent documentary exploring how we have gained our current knowledge of everything and nothing.
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