See the film, The Big Short, followed by a discussion.
The Big Short explores the financial meltdown of the housing market that led to the Great Recession in the late 2000’s from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre autistic-like stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market’s housing boom is based on a ” house of cards” sham; Mark Baum, self-loathing fictional character whose firm picks up insider trading information from a wrong number phone call; Jared Vennet, a smart-aleck broker who confirms the ominous suspicion; and Charlie Gellar and Jamie Shipley, small-time players who hit it big.
The program is hosted by Dr. Aileen Farrar of Nova Southeastern University’s Department of Literature and Modern Language in the College of Arts and Human Services.
This event is free and open to the public!
Learn more about the Thinking Money exhibit and programming as well as the NSU Alvin Sherman Library business resources at:
Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition and programming possible.
This event is part of the Thinking Money series.