The economy is in the crapper and banks are tanking left and right. Account owners are speculating about the safety of their savings and nest eggs, and hoping their not the victims of some grand conspiracy. There's no question that paranoia is spreading, but for how long? Has this been long-time coming--longer than the press is alluding to--or is it as sudden as some people believe.
Clive Owen's latest film, The International, would suggest the former. In the dramatic thriller, he plays an "Interpol agent who's attempting to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring." The story basically accuses banks of using our money to fund terrorism and war. As angry as some clients are, I bet they'd love to see some justice in February 2009. I'm just relieved for a plot with a nice change of pace--for once the banks are robbing us.