The plot first looks at the financial crisis of 2008 and the outcomes which it caused, such as the loss of $20 trillion, loss of jobs, loss of homes and the eventual global collapse that was associated with this. The plot then moves into interviews and associations with the financial crisis to define what happened and occurred and how it became a major component of history. The attributes are incorporative of defining an industry that was always corrupt and rogue and which forced the financial meltdown. The main ideology that is given from the director is that the industry corruption led to a forced meltdown which could have been prevented otherwise. The setting is based on the interviews of those in the financial industry and is combined with the historical issues of the recent financial meltdown.
The theme of the film is to trace the economic crisis and to show that it wasn’t based on a problem with the economy, but rather with those that are running the economy. The theme is to direct those who suffered from the meltdown and to show that those who are the most trusted with money are also the ones that corrupted the economy and led to the meltdown. This story was told because it occurred over night and was one which most couldn’t trace. More important, there is the probability of it repeating unless those who are working with a corrupt system are forced to change or unless the story is altered. The lesson to learn is based on those who are trusting the financial system as well as the expectation of corrupt regulations that are forcing the economic crisis. The people are similar to the past through the direct relationship to the Great Depression that occurred in the 1930s and which led to the same problems. However, the current technologies, ability to retrieve information and the politics and academic associations are able to create different links to the story.
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