Theo Answer: Yes, and adding to Ben and Bill: Students are a second category. They use the film as a tool to make other students
Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.
As Paulson says with regret in the film, that program had a worse approval rating with the public than torture. People were asking, "Why were those fat cats being given money while I am losing my house?"
The Wolf of Wall Street did not create or endorse the corrupt culture and lifestyle it depicts, but simply pulls if from the shadows and puts it on display. If this inspires people to follow Belfort's example, the issue isn't the film.
"There's probably no city that's more financially challenged in the entire United States," said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who declared a state of emergency in Detroit. Guest Ashley Woods joins Jacob Soboroff to discuss.
The 2008 financial crisis cost the U.S. economy more than $22 trillion, a study by the Government Accountability Office published
Killing Them Softly does a wonderful job of creating a realistic, lived-in world in the post-Katrina wreckage of New Orleans, without a lot of frills or even much music. While it is no fast-paced bulletfest, when the violence comes, it's scary, gory, and brutal, as it should be.
When the economy falters -- or even worse, when deep structural fissures appear -- voters invariably hold the White House incumbent responsible, and his party suffers the consequences.
Watch the plenary addresses from the 2012 Global Philanthropy Forum Annual Conference, taking place in Washington, DC, April
"You can go back and say, should we have done some things differently leading up to the environment we got in?" Alan Schwartz