One of my favorite finance/business related documentaries is Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Not only have I watched the documentary on multiple occasions – I highly recommend it – I read the book during the pursuit of my MBA, in an ethics class, which used this book as a case study on the topic. A more appropriate book for the topic probably could not have been found.
The director of that documentary, Alex Gibney, is on board as the executive producer of Dirty Money, a Netflix Original Documentary Series. The series looks at the greed, corruption and twisted practices of businesses, and businessmen which creates a few winners and lots of losers.
Over the course of six hour-long episodes, six different directors explore the cunning and corrupt culture that has given rise to some of the more infamous business scandals in recent memory. From crippling payday loans, to cars that cheat emissions tests, to the soaring price of pharmaceuticals, to shady businessmen, the directors expose shameless acts of corporate avarice and corruption.
I’m looking forward to sitting down this weekend and binge watching all six episodes. I have no doubt the series will be illuminating, informative and to some extent, depressing.