Review (DVD): Wall Street–Money Never Sleeps

5 Star, Banks, Fed, Money, & Concentrated Wealth, Capitalism (Good & Bad), Reviews (DVD Only)
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Michael Douglas, Shia Labeouf, Josh Brolin, Eli Wallach

5.0 out of 5 stars SURPRISING–worth viewing in theater or at home

January 27, 2011

This is not a movie I would have gone to any trouble to see, and in a ten hour flight when I did not feel like reading it made the cut only after two other movies viewed on the way over that included sleep. This is a solid five and I was totally surprised, delighted, and provoked by the combination of the three main actors–Michael Douglas in a reprise role with more soul, Shia LaBeouf (appeared in Transformers as a totally credible honest broker, and Carey Mulligan, who was so very good I looked up and list some of her movies below. The movie is timely. While its depictions of the incestuous relations among the Wall Street banks (Goldman Sachs is obviously prominent under another name) and the Treasury Department, with no mention of the Federal Reserve are very limited, they are more than sufficient to project the total greed and irresponsibility of all concerned.

Here are the other movies I watched and review here (mostly to draw Phi Beta Iota community to them and the other excellent reviews), the list is in rank order. At Phi Beta Iota you can select Review/DVD Only to see the other 100+ DVDs I recommend.

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Review: The WTO (Open Media Pamphlet Series)

5 Star, Capitalism (Good & Bad)

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5.0 out of 5 stars People’s Primer on Main Obstacle to Self-Governance,

March 28, 2002
Lori Wallach
Lori Wallach has got to be on her way to a Nobel Prize. She has hit an exposed nerve of the corporate system, and illuminated it in a manner that moves tens of thousands. This book, a very short version of a much longer study, is very cogent and well-documented. The bottom line is clear: the WTO operates in secrecy, for the convenience of corporations, and is systematically undermining and overturning higher standards of protections and sanctions related to the protection of children, public safety, and the environment.It merits comment that Wallach (and her lesser known co-author, Michelle Sforza) would never have reached as many people with their thinking in the absence of the Open Media Pamphlet Series. This series is addictive, brilliant, and consistently cuts to the heart of major issues.

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2001 Wallach Public Citizen Using Public Intelligence in the Public Interest

Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Commercial Intelligence, Historic Contributions, Non-Governmental
Lori Wallach
Lori Wallach, Director Public Citizen

Lori M. Wallach has been director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch since 1995.

Lori Wallach applies public intelligence in the public interest, and is a true leader of the emerging Epoch B community of indigenous peoples and independent citizens who value appreciative inquiry deliberative dialog, and responsible advocacy against those elements that seek to destroy the commonwealth–Earth–for the short-term profit of a few.

The below text from special coverage of her by Foreign Policy (Spring 2000) came to us courtesy of Moises Naim and was included in the hand-outs received by those attending OSS ’01.

Lori's War (Foreign Policy Spring 2000)
Lori's War (Foreign Policy Spring 2000)