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American Casino


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American Casino is a scathing indictment of the Wall Street titans that gambled with Americas future-and lost. Focusing on Baltimores African-American community, the film exposes the corrupt, deceptive practices used to sell subprime loans. Minorities and the poor were targeted by a system designed to benefit the elite. Unbridled greed leads to global financial collapse, and $12 trillion dollars vanish as lawmakers look on helplessly. The end of the film shifts to Riverside, California, where... More
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: July 06, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 12, 2012
Submitter: Lisa Lewin
Keywords: greed, ethics, african-americans, baltimore, henry paulson, wall street, business, injustice, economic crisis, subprime loans, financial crisis, foreclosure, banking, sustainability, government, global economics, video, risk management, ben bernanke, recession, social responsibility, mortgage, deception, north america, corruption, regulation, real estate, economics, finance, business law, governance


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States


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