Money, Power and Wall Street, Part One (full documentary) | FRONTLINE



In the 2012 award-winning series Money, Power and Wall Street, FRONTLINE tells the story of the struggles to repair the economy after the 2008 financial crisis, exploring key decisions, missed opportunities, and the uneasy partnership between leaders of government and finance.

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In part one of Money, Power and Wall Street, FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith interviews leading bankers, government officials and journalists to chart the epic rise of a new financial order—and the trouble that followed. As Wall Street innovated, its revenues skyrocketed, and financial institutions of all stripes tied their fortunes to one another. Smith probes deeply into the story of the big banks—how they developed, how they profited, and how the model that produced unfathomable wealth planted the seeds of financial destruction.

FRONTLINE’s veteran financial and political producers Michael Kirk (The Choice 2020: Trump Vs. Biden, United States of Conspiracy), Martin Smith (The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, The Pension Gamble), Marcela Gaviria (The Virus: What Went Wrong?, Separated: Children at the Border) and Tom Jennings (Right to Fail, Opioids Inc.) team up to present this Emmy Award-winning documentary series.

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35 thoughts on “Money, Power and Wall Street, Part One (full documentary) | FRONTLINE”

  1. Never forget how much influence and power money can buy.
    So the banks brought off the governments to stop them regulating credit default swaps and to loosen the chains even more and Greenspan was all for it,the triple A agencies were in bed with the banks as well and Wall Street and all the normal greedy criminals.
    So banks,governments,regulatory bodies and Wall Street plus your subprime loan sharks,oh and msm praising the oh how great it all is zero research don’t give a fuck standards ,ok got it all those ppl were in bed together to pull off this swindle.
    Now jump forward to 2020 and apply the same thing ,same greed and same tactics just slightly different players,part from two or three,those same players are GOVERNMENTS,MSM AND REGULATORY BODIES ONLY THIS TIME CDC AND FDA.
    Sp here we go so big pharm has already brought governments via lobbyists and doctors brought via reps and cdc and fda brought by big pharma and bill gates and the likes only this time it is t Greenspan as the mouthpiece it’s lord fraudster fauci,medical universities brought off by big pharma ,medical journals brought off by big pharma msm brought to you by Pfizer,governments pressure social media to spread big pharmas misinformation and push the new and expensive vaccines and not the cheap and safe repurposed drugs .
    SO CAN YOU SEE IT.SAME SHIT DIFFERENT DAY AND JUST DIFFERENT TYPE OF GREED AND CORRUPTION WITH A FEW DIFFERENT PLAYERS PUSHING YET ANOTHER SCAM PRODUCT ONLY THIS TIME IT IS WORLD WIDE.
    ITS THE SAME SHIT
    GOVERNMENTS PROTECT THE SCAM,REGULATORS IN BED WITH THE SCAMMERS AND THE RICH GETTING RICHER AND THE PEASANTS YOU AND I HAVE TO TAKE IT UP THE ARSE.
    THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL BETWEEN THE BANK/HOUSING/WALLSTRRET SCAM OF 2007/08 and WHATS HAPPENING NOW WITH COVID AND THESE VACCINES ,TRANSFER OF WEALTH,CERTAIN PPL TRYING TO SPEAK OUT AND GETTING SHUTDOWN JUST LIKE THEN JUST LIKE NOW AND ALL THE NORMAL CRIMINALS IN BED WITH EACH

  2. Wow : why all the concern

    This is Capitalism core principles are ( greed / self-interest / exploitation ) .

    Anyone with a casual understanding of world history can see the effects of Capitalism .

    But no one wants to talk about ** perhaps admitting we should try something new , maybe ( greed / self interest / exploitation ) aren't the values we should follow to crest ( paradise on earth ).

  3. The Rumplestiltskin mythos; career politician's while we all are nearing The evening in the day before Christmas, and losing housing while working full-time.
    So knowing that many people believe in this base lie that staying quiet while parking your cars in building parking-complexes will keep your pseudo housing if you just obey the rules of this game people speak of.
    Never read the rule-book to that game, but hey let's continue.
    Both the medium, and high class economic youth have fallen from a typical lack of comunity support given the hick-comunity's after giving that poverty-regresive culture then came with familial break-downs almost like a social disease to family, and nieghbour relation-strength.
    I remember in the psychiatric hospital of Messiah valley the drug-adict labour worker's would laugh dealing drugs to uper-class teenage children at hotel's [Hilton you poor aesthetic tasting idiot's] exploiting vulnerability of that class' loneliness to expose them to the first direct introduction of this world.
    I was being shame in to laughing along.
    Kept quiet made me an exile.
    By having a public exposure to the imediate despair, and desperation of vagrant life, and the idea you may starve in six months if the cold of Christmas winter does not kill you will bring the narative to national atention.
    Career politician's can't afford to be silent on the side-lines.
    People speak of a no snitch culture just to dominate people who play that game like GAG-BALL orders in the C.I.A.
    Also the rich who fall to poor comunity's find an agenda of financial, and social abuse mix with lonely life disregard so they will fall for gang, and rent let exploitation which leads them to further deepen the scars they own before hard-drug use as they are coerce-rape in a relation-ship by a partner for sexual service.
    Also the house, and apartment buildings you leave behind do not stay vacant as document-imigrant family, and single people move in to enact social disolution in America while comiting cyber-theft, and phone scams on third-world country's because of an American law baning criminal transport of in home national's.
    The undocument imigrant's have housing built on city regulate property that city inspecter's never check though there still exist tax-payer book jobs being held.
    Have you seen the architecture quality?
    They steal car parts from various neighbourhood cars to build their own vehicles for new family's moving in from across the borders before they get here.
    Having both a home, and personal transport on arival to the exact city.
    The favouritism for Hispanic imigrant's conflicts with all other Latino, and islander south of North America's imigrant's in New Mexico to the point of ludicrousity.
    Also much of the products you buy in uper-class for your self because your parent's would never care to enter a store on your behalf are preparation to induct you within the mind-set for mental health suport.
    Before Jesus Christ came death.
    I want what, and who I am owe.
    Also what do you know of power.
    Neo.

  4. As a Vegas native, this documentary makes me laugh. Our local housing market is going to bust again, and this time it won't be the banks fault. It'll be caused by consumer vanity. The amount of cash out refinances over the past few years to purchase luxurious cars, boats, rvs, ect …
    is hilarious. My house has doubled in value since 2020. My neighbors driving a fucking a Rolls. It's hilarious. Especially when i park my 22 yr old lexus next to it. That damn things got 280k on it and it's still a smooth ride. My goal is to hit 500k before i swap it out for an electric car. ?

  5. The homeless crisis we are now living in here in SoCal & elsewhere, is one of many results of that 2008 Wall Street implosion of greed running crazy. So many lost everything, & now, they are used to being homeless , & cannot—-will not——get out of it, no matter how much money we spend trying to help them. —–MJL, 76 y/o

  6. I'm so thankful I NEVER wanted to work in the world of money. I became an RN to save lives, & in so doing, I could look myself in the mirror, & know that I was making this world better, saving lives as an ED/ RN. This insane world of greed unleashed, is one I never wanted to be a part of——–thankfully.—–MJL, 76 y/o

  7. The NASDAQ Futures cheated today and gapped up to the weekly SMA(20) line (12,032) then backtested all day. This market still has legs to rally higher. I share all of my entry/exit trades so you can be a better trader or investor.

  8. The fin-Markets have underperformed the U.S. economy as fear of inflation hammers the prices of stocks and bonds. My portfolio of $250k is down to $192k any recommendations to scale up my returns during this crash will be highly appreciated…

  9. The best way to describe the present economy is 08' 2.0. Yes stocks are at a discount and things will eventually get better but my monthly living expense is up $3750 from $1600 and I'm left wondering what retirement have in store for me 5years down the line, I'm ill-prepared tbh, my 401k gains are zero-nothing and my stock portfolio?…OH WELL!

  10. "There are three ways to make a living in this business: Be first be smarter or cheat Now, I didn't get here because of my intellect." Jeremy Irons, Margin Call

  11. But you must remember that had they not bailed them out we would have lost our economy and been in a disaster. Also, the principles got bonuses, but again they had contracts, so legally they had to receive the bonuses. The bankers and Wall Street need to be held accountable.

  12. A private institution (corporation) called the Federal Reserve Bank controls your money! The people who control your money supply are not elected. A private company controls the money. This was control put on the American people by the rich in order to stabilize their wealth. Not only that, they have an agenda, and it is liberal! The Fed is a private institution that thinks it is above everyone else. It is filled to the brim with LIBERALS, and they discriminate on that basis. I worked for the Fed for thirty years. One day at work, a man in a suit came up to me and asked: "Do you think you are responsible for the sins of your grandfathers"? He would not give his name, title, or any explanation for the question. It is my belief that he was sent by management to weed out the conservatives. After that I never received a promotion or raise or advancement of any kind and was maltreated by the Fed at every opportunity. That is the Fed. Do not trust them. The Fed exists for one reason only, control! It makes certain that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. If there is a down turn like in 2008, the Fed will step in and simply create money. Then the government will step in and bail out the private big companies too big to fail. It is all a big Ponzi scheme wrapped up in fraud! The consumer is the loser. When a down turn in the economy comes, companies should be allowed to fail! That is how the economy is supposed to work. Nixon took us off the gold standard in 1971 which allowed the Fed to create a fiat currency out of thin air. When currency is backed by gold, the power stays with the people. With a fiat currency, the power goes to the government! This means the currency can be manipulated by government and used for dubious reasons(WAR)ETC. When backed by gold, governments are held at bay with respect to excesses. The Fed needs to be dissolved and the power given back to the people!

  13. Amazing video, A friend of mine referred me to a financial adviser sometime ago and we got talking about investment and money. I started investing with $120k and in the first 2 months , my portfolio was reading $274,800. Crazy right!, I decided to reinvest my profit and gets more interesting. For over a year we have been working together making consistent profit just bought my second home 2 weeks ago and care for my family.

  14. Fed reserve and the treasury is not bothered about stock capital market. They are more concerned about the treasury bond market. They fear the bond market may become dysfunctional and illiquid. Bond yields are one of the important parameter that influences stock market. All stock pundits fail to mention how the bond yields influence stock market. My main concern now is how we are going to achieve all of that given that the market has been a mess for most of the year. I already lost $23,000

  15. Nothing gets me more than watching some horridly unattractive person in a stupid suit that never seems to quite fit like it should……….. sit in their little fat chairs calling everyone else a consumer when they so obviously have a problem with shoving half real food down their double chinned pie hole cause they got priorities with all their cell phones and their big buildings that sink into the ground cause they are all cheezy gold plated consumers. You're the consumer mister banker bitch. Not me, you fuckin moron.

  16. how about an advice to let the wall street to go to hearing to explain their new products much clearly and simply to the audience including some finance professor or professionals from an independent party. do you think this will help? you know, the wall street boys are the most smartest. regulator instituion cannot afford that much to regulate wall street. but professors or independent third party can function as an knowledge-sharing group and they usually do not need that much? does this make sense?

  17. THE MONEY CHANGERS OF OUR TIME NOW 2022, WILL ALWAYS BE BAILED OUT BY THE TAX PAYERS BANKS NEVER LOOSE, INSURANCE COMPANIES NEVER LOOSE THE LITTLE PEOPLE ALWAYS LOOSE WE PAY FOR THE DOUBLE THINK LAWS TO PROTECT THE CROOKS OF WALL STREET, NOT THE PEOPLE THE WORKING CLASS CHUMPS.

  18. THE SAME MONEY CHANGERS IN JESUS TEMPLE, ARE THE SAME MONEY CHANGERS OF TODAY 2022 AND COUNTING. EVERYTHING YOU BUY ANY THING THE MONEY CHANGERS SKIM THEIR UP FRONT INTERESTS WHEN SELLING THEIR IS A REAR LOADS TO THEM ON YOUR ASSETS. LIKE GOLD AND SILVER FRONT LOAD, WHEN SELLING REAR LOAD. OUR SYSTEM IS ALL DOUBLE THINK. THE CROOKS ON WALL STREET WORK WITH WITH THE FAKE MONEY CHANGERS, BUT IN THE END, WE THE PEOPLE WILL NEVER WIN,

  19. Great video. you've remind me of what someone once said "The mind is the man, the poor is in it and the rich is it too". This sentence is the secret of most successful investors. I once attended similar and ever since then been waxing strong financially, and i most tell you the truth..investment is the key that can secure your family future.

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