We’re not the only ones irked by the Maxed Out documentary.
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While we chided Maxed Out for not discussing consumer self-empowerment, the movie did make two very interesting claims:
We just finished watching Maxed Out, the recent documentary about the viperous evils of the credit industry. We agree with the basic premise: Underinformed debtors are getting taking advantage of. And the stories are horrific, with three different people driven to suicide because of debt. The doc does a good job of outlining the links from debtor, to bank, to debt collector, to government representatives. It’s a nasty apparatus.
The Maxed Out credit industry documentary hit DVD Tuesday.
Maxed Out, a documentary about the credit card industry, is opening today in select cities (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington DC, Seattle, and Austin) and next week in a few more (Chicago, Boston, and Minneapolis).
- “…back in the ’60s and ’70s … a lot of bankers objected to credit cards and said they were not going to give consumers the noose from which to hang themselves–that was immoral, that was unethical … They understood that people would abuse credit if given too much of it, and the banker had to fill this role of regulator. That philosophy doesn’t exist any more.”