Katie Couric Interview: "Inside Job" Director Charles Ferguson

Last Updated Nov 9, 2010 6:14 PM EST

Check out this great Katie Couric interview with Charles Ferguson, writer and director of "Inside Job," a new documentary that explores the origins of the 2008 financial meltdown.

Here are some highlights from the interview:

  • It's all about the greed (hat tip: Gordon Gekko)
  • The crisis was bi-partisan--both parties created it over the past thirty years
  • President Obama blew it when he selected his economic team
  • Geithner should never have been appointed Treasury Secretary
  • Ferguson mentions my financial crisis heroine, Brooksely Born at about 10 minutes
  • Ratings agencies are among the greatest villains in the financial crisis
  • Don't expect change to the status quo any time soon
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