Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Pure Evil

What with the Enron trial going on, we decided it was a good time to rent The Smartest Guys in the Room. It was a good idea. I had a decent, well, foggy idea of the particulars, but this movie helps to put a human face on it. That's important because understanding this case isn't really isn't about the numbers and the accounting fraud, it's about knowing the people involved and getting a feel for what it takes for someone to pull the kind of crap that these guys as a matter of regular business, day in and day out.

In the trial, it's going to be hard to prove what exactly Skilling and Lay knew, but watching this movie, you get a pretty good idea. By the time it was over, I was tempted to take all of my retirement out of the stock market and put it in, I dunno, paintings or something.

2 comments:

Random1001.5 said...

Hard to believe that the Enron investigation is still going on, it's been five years since they went bankrupt. They are still in business however, with very few employees, and 500,000 emails have been made public. So they might not say anything under the 5th, but their Email will talk for them.

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