Breaking the Bank is a FRONTLINE production that aired earlier this week. The video examines what went wrong with the mortgage industry, the stock market, and the economy in general. The video does have a bias to it, but is still good for getting perspective on the causes of the economy’s downturn. The video is embedded below.
One of the companion features on the FRONTLINE website is a timeline of the events contributing to the economy’s downturn.
Applications for Education
Breaking the Bank could be a good video for use in an economics or other social studies course.
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