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    Agita Eagerly Awaited

    By kyle | May 19, 2010

    The movie biz takes yet another crack at explaining the great Wall Street mishegoss of 2008 with Charles Ferguson’s upcoming fall release “Inside Job,” which my colleague Lou has seen at Cannes and which he says is a far better indictment than Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story” and which he promises will “give conservatives agita.” Agita? I can’t wait to see it! A movie that will take down capitalism? Give it your best shot, Chas. The film, says Lou,

    definitvely lays out how decades of deregulation and unbridled greed led to the global economic collapse.

    Greed, huh? As I’ve explained earlier, greed doesn’t actually exist but it would be fine if it did. Ferguson, you may remember, was showered with honors for making “No End in Sight,” perhaps the most spectacularly misnamed movie in history as it came out in the summer of 2007 — the exact historical moment when the end to the Iraq chaos came into view due to the, shall we say, farsightedness of the Bush surge — which was a brisk rebuke to the myopia of liberals who had long since declared the war both lost and unwinnable.

    Topics: Business, Economics, Movies, Politics | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “Agita Eagerly Awaited”

    1. K Says:
      May 19th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

      The movie biz takes yet another crack at explaining the great Wall Street mishegoss of 2007 with Charles Ferguson’s upcoming fall release “Inside Job,”

      “Agita”? I assume that’s something you get from watching a leftist auto-fallaciate.