Today's Movie Moles are Jan Haaken and Bill Resnick, and they continue the theme of Bill's interview with Bill Black about criminal banking as they discuss Inside Job, a documentary by Charles Ferguson that exhibits the short-sightedness, stupidity, and criminality of financiers and their political allies.
Bill Black is a former bank regulator who speaks and writes widely on banking and finance. In this interview with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, he makes clear just how corrupt the whole banking industry is. We, that is our government, do not root out the felons in the system; rather, we bail them out and make them wealthy. His blog with many links to more of his work is here.
The French working class has been in the news for massive protests of austerity moves to limit their pensions, but the issues are much more profound. Economist Professor Richard Wolff has been studying France for many years, and he talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the prospects of the French workers to defeat these anti-worker measures. For more from Wolff on these matters, go here.
Pictured here is the storming of the Bastille, 1789.