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Old 10-28-2009, 12:59 AM
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Default Excellent Frontline (PBS) program on the economic decline

Micro economic analysis of how the downturn affects people and employment.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...setohome/view/

One of the best programs I've seen in years. Even mentions a bank vp who became
an appraiser in Florida and now rents a room.
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Thanks Elliot, very humbling..... I think we all need a reality check sometimes, that's a good one.... Hope everyone here gets a chance to watch.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:52 AM
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What is the name of the segment, I cant get the link to open.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:51 AM
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Default Funny You Should Bring This Up

There was a recent edition of Frontline, a show I don't generally watch, called (I believe) "The Warning". It detailed the efforts of Brooksley Born, head of the obscure regulatory agency the CFTC, to regulate the derivatives market. She was opposed at every step by the triumvirate of Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin, and Larry Summers. Greenspan is shown stating that regulation was not necessary as the market would take care of any fraud.

Don't watch it without a nausea bucket handy.

And to think that the Obama administration is taking advice from slugs like Summers and Rubin. There is no hope, folks.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:09 AM
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Frontline last night was a good one.People telling their tales of economic woe to a hairdresser in New York...Very illuminating and scary...we are in big trouble America...
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:15 AM
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Obsolescent,
The show was called "Close to Home."
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Wow, I agree Greg. We are in trouble...particularly those in their late 40s and older.
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I only caught half of it, excellent program. Listening to the one renter who came home after his wife died to find all his belongings out on the street was tough to watch.
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Seems every time I am feeling sorry for myself and the state of this profession, something like this comes along and suddenly one realizes how fortunate they are to be able to (barely) make ends meet. Great show.
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Seems every time I am feeling sorry for myself and the state of this profession, something like this comes along and suddenly one realizes how fortunate they are to be able to (barely) make ends meet. Great show.
What's the old line: There but for the Grace of God, go I.

I remember being out of work in '82. What a great time I had! I was living the Animal House lifestyle with 2 other guys sharing a house. The weekly check was 225 bucks, my total living expenses were around 300. WooHoo!!! But I always knew a job would come around, not so sure if those out of work in today's economy feel the same.

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