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Ethics is an important issue, be it a company or an organisation or an official body, like a government. Without ethics the core morals and values that any institution follows will be shaken. The biggest example of this would be the financial crisis that struck and shook the strongest and most ideal economy in this world, in 2008. Figures state that handful of the top companies went bust or tottered on the edge before being rescued, thousands went homeless or jobless on fake promises and billions were earned by top executives who took the maximum advantage of lobbying the system to work for them. What, how, when and why are the questions being answered in this movie, “The Inside Job”. An introduction to the whole crisis starts with what had actually happened. The housing boom in the 2000’s lasted for almost a decade. This was mainly due to the bundling of American subprime and prime housing loans so as to make it seem like the rate of return was on firm ground, theoretically, ‘too big to fail’, even though practically only half of it had a solid backing. Hence, the Credit Default Swaps market began to grow with poor buyers swapping at a higher rate in the beginning. However, these borrowers began to default and that too, in large numbers, which led to the beginning of the crisis. This started with the company Bear Stearns declaring itself strapped of cash in March of 2008. Then Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two of the biggest housing loan agencies, were acquired by the federal government which rang bells throughout the economy that the ground was paving way right beneath their feet. What followed was a domino effect, with a succession of top investment banks and other financing houses either adopting bankruptcy or being bailed out by the government. The third approach taken by these companies to keep from collapsing within themselves was to request the Congress for a $700 billion bailout. Despite this and other initiatives adopted by the Bush administration, the...

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