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In 'The Big Short,' Adam McKay Uses Absurdity as His Guide
www.nytimes.com

Long before we get to the title card in “The Big Short,” the rollicking caper documenting the 2008 housing and banking crisis, we see how the nation arrived at the brink — with nary a dollar sign or a balance sheet in sight. Instead, the co-writer and …

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Adam McKay moves beyond funny business in 'The Big Short'
www.chicagotribune.com

Part absurdist caper, part true-life horror show, the movie generates laughs as it hitches a careening ride with a small clutch of men — seasoned Wall Streeters and a couple of rogue players among them — who saw the housing market crisis coming and …

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Bitter Lake: Adam Curtis's extraordinary career in clips
www.theguardian.com

… modernist blocks by architects such as Berthold Lubetkin, Denys Lasdun or Ernő Goldfinger, which stand proud to this day. This was Thatcher's era, when all estates were lumped together as problems, rather than noble solutions to Britain's housing …

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Experimental Economist Vernon Smith on the Housing Bubble, Adam Smith, and Libertarianism
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Vernon Smith is a pioneer, discovering a whole new way to study economics and winning a Nobel Prize for doing so. Smith sat down with Reason.tv’s Nick Gilles…

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