Master of the universe

Master of the universe

DVD - 2014 | German
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A brilliant documentary dissection of the global financial system as told by leading German investment banker Rainer Voss. A real life former "master of the universe," Voss gives a disturbing insider's account of a frightening and merciless world, revealing a parallel universe of extreme income and merciless pressure.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY :, Kimstim,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: DVD 332. 64243 MAS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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capitalcity
Dec 03, 2019

Master of the Universe: a train of thought interview with an ex-'banker' set, poignantly, in an abandoned financial cathedral, namely, a former institutional HQ. Eerie, almost surreal. Akin to a coroner's inquest. Chapter and verse (without mea culpa; some reading between the lines required) on the supplanting of the real economy by the financial version. Usurpation of the former aided and abetted by every greedy, grubbing, compromised politician, regulator, mercenary lobbyist and one percenter out there. Hustle and bustle, toil and trouble, for no other purpose than self-enrichment. Seven, eight figure compensation fillips accruing to the masters of the universe. An outright ripoff. For society at large, an exercise in the construction of a debtors' prison whose inmate population of taxpayers the likes of us mushrooms daily. Sobering. Sad.

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StarGladiator
May 18, 2019

The description on the back reads: A brilliant documentary dissection [of] the global financial system as told by leading German investment banker, Rainer Voss.
FALSE! It is a silly, trite and trivial apologia - - Voss, a trader, is as circumspect as possible, both avoiding and suggesting the avoidance of the term // speculation \\ when it was pure speculation involved.
At one point this documentary features Sen. Carl Levin grilling Goldman Sachs' dudes in an uninformative political theater shtick. Levin is harping on the fact that the CDO -- called TIMBERWOLF -- is classified by GS people, internally, as a sh***y deal. What they DON'T EXPLAIN, of course, is that TIMBERWOLF was one of those trash CDOs concocted by Goldman Sachs and John Paulson, who purchased CDSes [Credit Default Swaps] at $1.4 million a pop and later received payouts of $100 million a pop when TIMBERWOLF -- predictably as planned -- blew up!
And when AIG -- which sold those crazy CDSes -- received those billions of dollars in gov't bailouts, it went to GS and John Paulson, among others, to pay off those insurance-swindling CDSes!
And when Citigroup sold their "liquidity puts" [which were money-back guaranteed trash CDOs] the purchasers received their money back when they blew up, plus money from those CDSes they purchased -- which was why Citigroup received more gov't bailout funds than any other entity!
What a sweet deal - - what an incredible insurance swindle - - what a colossal financial fraud.
Of course, Rainer Voss, in this "brilliant documentary," which doesn't tell us squat, doesn't explain the two most important aspects or functions of the global swindle:
[1] that an unlimited number of CDSes could be purchased against an entity; and,
[2] that an almost unlimited number of commodity futures trades could be made on the same commodity item [known as virtual trading], allowing for mind-boggling financial fraud manipulation.
And all the time this was going on, a number of those banks [HSBC, Chase, Citi, Societe Generale, several banks in Spain, et cetera] were laundering monies for the drug cartels - - and guess how they were doing it?
In the final analysis, the Federal Reserve pumped out $29 trillion to the banks in North America and Europe and elsewhere.
This was the typical vanilla production -- telling us ZERO -- just like all those "brilliant" Frontline and PBS vanilla productions which also conveyed ZERO content, ZERO data and information: 0 + 0 = 0 !!!
[Rate pure crap!]

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