Film Blog: I.O.U.S.A. (2008)

Now that the whole business of the election is behind us, congress and the POTUS are back to work solving the financial crisis. If you have been following the news of late, you know that it’s quite a crisis. The featured film of this post is about just that.

Consider I.O.U.S.A. as a great resource for background information about the national debt. Take into account that the film is a little behind (the film came out in 2008), but filled with useful information to bring you up to speed. Included in the documentary are candid interviews with Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Paul O’Neill, Robert Rubin, Alice Rivlin and Paul Volcker, along with David Walker of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition.

If you’re interested in reading a book about the fiscal crisis, it will interest you to know that the documentary was inspired by the book The New Empire of Debt: The Rise and Fall of an Epic Financial Bubble by William Bonner and Addison Wiggin.

As always, here is a short trailer about the film.

The tagline reads, “One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt.”

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