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Inside Job – Fantastic episode of This American Life, “the inside story of one company that made hundreds of millions of dollars for itself while worsening the financial crisis for the rest of us”.

A hedge fund named Magnetar comes up with an elaborate plan to make money. It sponsors the creation of complicated and ultimately toxic financial securities… while at the same time betting against the very securities it helped create.

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