The Men Who Crashed The World

In a fantastic new series called Meltdown, Al Jazeera looks at the people and machinations around the globe that were behind the financial collapse of 2008, beginning with the assertion that for a brief period, Henry Paulson “was the de facto president of the United States.”

20 Comments on "The Men Who Crashed The World"

  1. “People really feel like they’re getting News”

    Hillary Clinton Re: Al Jazeera

  2. jasonpaulhayes | Sep 21, 2011 at 4:20 pm |

    “People really feel like they’re getting News”

    Hillary Clinton Re: Al Jazeera

  3. Give me a trillion dollars, and I’ll show you how to really crash the world. Gonna need a whole lot of copper wire…

  4. Anarchy Pony | Sep 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm |

    Give me a trillion dollars, and I’ll show you how to really crash the world. Gonna need a whole lot of copper wire…

  5. Sadly, our budget is considerably smaller than that…

  6. Interesting video.  I guess, the bottom really fell out of the banking industry with other countries stopped investing in their products.

  7. Interesting video.  I guess, the bottom really fell out of the banking industry with other countries stopped investing in their products.

  8. There’s a book called “The Bankers Who Sold the World” about some bankers who during the financial crisis sell the world cheap to some alien bankers!
    http://www.simondrake.com/the-bankers-who-sold-the-world/

  9. There’s a book called “The Bankers Who Sold the World” about some bankers who during the financial crisis sell the world cheap to some alien bankers!
    http://www.simondrake.com/the-bankers-who-sold-the-world/

  10. Yeah…

  11. We do have cookies.

    That’s the one thing I insist on.

  12. Anonymous | Sep 22, 2011 at 1:50 am |

    It’s a sad state of affairs when we have to turn to Al Jazeera.

  13. It’s a sad state of affairs when we have to turn to Al Jazeera.

  14. When was this produced? 

  15. Jamie Lee | Sep 22, 2011 at 12:11 am |

    When was this produced? 

    • According to youtube, the video was “Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Sep 21, 2011”. There are 3 more episodes covering the financial collapse planned.So, I’d guess production took place within the last year.

  16. According to youtube, the video was “Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Sep 21, 2011”. There are 3 more episodes covering the financial collapse planned.So, I’d guess production took place within the last year.

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