Thursday, February 7, 2008
Repossession, Repossession, Repossession
If you didn't see the show this blog post gives a better description than I have seen in the newspapers. Still making up my mind myself, it was quite hard-hitting and dramatic. "It pulled out all the visual stops – from the bacchanalian party scenes to the repo man’s cane rapping on the front door – and used them to great effect." "But the best part of such documentaries is the way people condemn themselves out of their own mouths. The spokesmen for the lending banks remained remarkably insouciant. 'We’re very prudent; we just respond to demand; why would we lend to no hopers?' Because you make money from lending ever bigger volumes, stoopid."