Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The men who crashed the world
The crash of September 2008 brought the
largest bankruptcies in world history, pushing more than 30 million
people into unemployment and bringing many countries to the edge of
insolvency. Wall Street turned back the clock to 1929. The first of a four-part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that led to financial collapse.
In the first episode of Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought
down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled
millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall
Street predator; and the power behind the throne.