Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?
In Theaters: Mar 2, 2012 Limited
Running time: 83 minutes
Distributor: Connecting the Dots Productions
Directed By: Frances Causey , Donald Goldmacher
Reviewed by Kam Williams on
Prior to the 1930s, the American economy had been marked by alternating
cycles of boom and bust. Therefore, during the Great Depression, Congress passed
landmark legislation designed to insulate ordinary citizens from the vagaries of
the stock market.
Most significantly, these statutes (1) created the FDIC to insure bank account deposits; (2) established the SEC as an enforcement agency to regulate stock trading and to prosecute white collar securities criminals; and (3) separated investment and community banks under the Glass-Steagall Act.