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Inside Job (2010 film) Quotes

Inside Job (2010 film) is a television program that appeared on TV in 1970 . Inside Job ended its run in 1970.

It features Audrey Marrs as producer, Alex Heffes in charge of musical score, and Svetlana Cvetko as head of cinematography.

Inside Job (2010 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Inside Job (2010 film) is 108 minutes long. Inside Job (2010 film) is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.

Inside Job (2010 film) Quotes

  • (Narrator) "Inequality of wealth in the United States is now higher than in any other developed country."
  • (Narrator) "For the first time in history, average Americans have less education and are less prosperous than their parents."
  • (Unnamed) "We're gonna keep growing. Okay? And, obviously, I'll say it: 'If you're growing, you're not in recession, right? I mean, we all know that.'"
  • (Christine Lagarde) "The financial industry is a service industry. It should serve others before it serves itself."
  • (Narrator) "The financial industry also exerts its influence in a more subtle way, one that most Americans don't know about: It has corrupted the study of economics itself."
  • (Nouriel Roubini) "By 2006, about 40% of all profits of S&P; 500 firms was coming from financial institutions."
  • (Unnamed) "You come to us today telling us "We're sorry. We won't do it again. Trust us". Well i have some people in my constituency that actually robbed some of your banks, and they say the same thing."
  • (R. Glenn Hubbard) "This isn't a deposition, sir. I was polite enough to give you time, foolishly I now see. But you have three more minutes. Give it your best shot."
  • (Charles Morris) "I had a friend who was a bond trader at Merrill Lynch in the 1970s. He had a job as a train conductor at night, 'cause he had three kids and couldn't support them on what a bond trader made. By 1986, he was making millions of dollars, and thought it was because he was smart."
  • (Christine Lagarde) "And l clearly remember telling Hank: 'We are watching this tsunami coming, and you're just proposing that we ask: "which swimming costume we're going to put on."'"
  • (Unnamed) "What was his response? What was his feeling?"
  • (Christine Lagarde) "'Things are under control. Yes, we are looking at this situation carefully, and, yeah, it's under control.'"
  • (Narrator) "For decades the American financial system was stable and safe. But then something changed. The financial industry turned it's back on society, corrupted our political system and plunged the world economy into crisis. At enormous cost, we've avoided disaster and are recovering. But the men and institutions that caused the crisis are still in power and that needs to change. They will tell us that we need them and that what they do is too complicated for us to understand. They will tell us it won't happen again. They will spend billions fighting reform. It won't be easy. But some things are worth fighting for."
  • (Willem Buiter) "Why do you have big banks? Well, because banks like monopoly power; because banks like lobbying power; because, banks know that when they're too big, they will be bailed."
  • (Unnamed) "The presidents of Harvard University and Columbia University refused to comment on academic conflicts of interest.; Both declined to be interviewed for this film."
  • (Unnamed) "Why should a financial engineer be paid four times to 100 times more than a real engineer? A real engineer build bridges. A financial engineer build dreams. And, you know, when those dreams turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for it"
  • (Narrator) "Between 1998 and 2008 the financial industry spent over $5 billion on lobbying and campaign contributions. And since the crisis, they're spending even more."
  • (George W. Bush) "We had a comprehensive plan that, when enacted, has left nearly $1.1 trillion in the hands of American workers, families, investors and small-business owners."
  • (Narrator) "Most of the benefits of these tax cuts went to the wealthiest 1% of Americans."
  • (Unnamed) "You're gonna make an extra $2 million a year, or $10 million a year for putting your financial institution at risk. Someone else pays the bill, you don't. Would you make that bet? Most people on Wall Street said, 'Sure, I'd make that bet.'"
  • (Narrator) "The Bush administration sharply reduced taxes on investment gains, stock dividends and eliminated the estate tax."
  • (David McCormick) "Could we -- could we turn this off for a second?"
  • (Unnamed) "Addressing Obama and, quote, 'regulatory reform'; my response, if it was one word, would be 'ha.' There's very little reform -- It's a Wall Street government."

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