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For contrast, a critical review by Ezra Klein.Klein offers no alternate explanation of the financial crisis, but he does bring up some skeptical questions that one ought to keep in mind while watching the movie.
I don't think Klein watched the same movie I did. The thesis of the film is not that the meltdown was catalyzed by "corrupt fools." The thesis of the film is that it was catalyzed by an an active and well orchestrated conspiracy of banks (well, actually, a bank: Goldman Sachs), rating agencies, and government officials (most of whom were, not coincidentally, alumni of Goldman Sachs). But watch the movie and judge for yourselves.
Re: Klein's article.
Hi RonI have been following your blog since January, and it is clear that you are worried about the world economical and social crisis, and trying to do something about it.I also know you are an enthusiast on quantum stuff and I hope you agree that scientific discoveries can change the world offering new ways to create value through new technologies.That is why I thought you would be interested in talking to us.We are a Portuguese team (me - a marketeer and an independent physicist) with an historical paper on theoretical physics about to be sent to a major renown publication, that will change dramatically the presumptions physicists work today, and also change to where R&D investments will be channeled (or canceled). It is a very well supported work, (with lots of math, of course, as you like, hehe), and it will be an opportunity for you to have a preview and evaluate the possibility of being part of this "revolution".You say you are an angel investor, but I'm sure, unlike other business angels clubs, you will understand how a major scientific breakthrough in the physics domain, will affect our future.Can we invite you to come here and talk to us?I leave you my contact number: (+351)936812222Hoping to hear from you soon.Teresa
> Can we invite you to come here and talk to us?http://rondam.blogspot.com/2006/10/so-can-i-send-you-my-business-plan.html
Hi RonThank you for your answer and invitation.Do we want to meet you in California? Sure! It will be our pleasure.But meanwhile let me explain a little more what are we up to...As you said in your google conference last January :Road mapStep 1: Review the usual QM storyStep 2: Show how it leads to acontradictionStep 3: Do some math and show howthat resolves the contradictionStep 4: Tell a new story based on themathStep 5: Profit!Please take the time to follow me in this 2 minute presentation, as I will be using your model.[to be continued... in your mail firstname.lastname@example.org]Teresa
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