Webisode for Alex Gibney's CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY


One of the films I'm looking forward to most this year is Casino Jack and the United States of Money by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side). The film explores the dominance of how large corporate contributions to political campaigns has corrupted our government and I would argue that most Americans already know that. So how is Casino Jack revelatory? Because while we may know the why, we haven't explored how. For instance, have you ever heard about 'carried interest'? I hadn't, but this new webisode informed me that 'carried interest' refers to the millions (and billions) of dollars earned in commissions by private equity and hedge fund managers.


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