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Oscar Contenders: The Big Short

Oscar Contenders: The Big Short

Oscars nominations: An honorable 5 (Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Christian Bale, Best Achievement in Directing for Adam McKay, Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, and Best Achievement in Film Editing)

Why Capitalism Sucks [The Big Short Movie Review]

Why Capitalism Sucks [The Big Short Movie Review]

I fully stepped into the world of capitalism this year with my new job. As a previous worker for the church and NGOs, I have found it a surprisingly easy transition. A cushy chair in an office is a lot easier a place to work than a school in the Amazon basin that takes 14 hours to get to by bus on dirt roads. And I like numbers; I am having fun with interest rates, IRRs and ROIs. I like the people I work with, who are all accommodating, and even the banks around me have never been anything other than friendly. However, when I saw The Big Short in Ayala last Wednesday, I was very unsettled. Up came the facts and figures that have made me distrustful of capitalism for a very long time, and I have not been able to shake it off.

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