The US Financial Crisis, In Song

Kathryn’s tweet reminded me that I need to share this video and story with all of you. I was totally captivated by the ProPublica/NPR’s Planet Money/This American Life joint venture in investigative reporting to divulge some of the untold stories of the most recent global financial crisis. Their piece revolves around exposing the fishy, deceitful practices of the hedge fund Magnetar.

Listen to the full This American Life story, “Inside Job.” You will NOT be disappointed… and you’ll probably be a little outraged.

You can also learn this catchy tune inspired by the piece, “Bet Against the American Dream,” written by one of the creators of Avenue Q:

Bet Against The American Dream from Planet Money on Vimeo.