Friday, March 22, 2013

Why does the economy stink?

If you are angry about the financial meltdown that started in 2008, and aren't sure why the Dow Jones (a stock market index) is up and jobs (you know what those are, right?) are down, here's a way to get some insight by watching an enjoyable film.

NU's Edward W. Hutton, Assistant Professor of Commerce, will be screening the movie Too Big to Fail about the financial crisis, on Wednesday, April 10, from 5:00-6:30 pm in Bisgrove 350-351. After showing the film, he will be leading a discussion group on the topic "Can this happen again?"

"Too Big to Fail," according to IMDB (, "Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson." It gets 7.2 stars (a respectable rating--worth seeing--just a few points shy of the ratings for the latest James Bond film Skyfall). It runs an hour and 40 minutes, and stars James Woods, John Heard and William Hurt.

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