(v/o) To be a Getty is an extraordinary thing. My grandfather wasn’t just the richest man in the world, he was the richest man in the history of the world. We look like you, but we’re not like you. It’s like we’re from another planet where the force of gravity is so strong it bends the light. It bends people too.
John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) in All the Money in the World (2018), which tells the story of Getty’s kidnapping and the issues surrounding the paying of the ransom.
Jordan Belfort: [to the waiter] Oh, I’m good with water for now. Mark Hanna: It’s his first day on Wall Street. Give him time.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey in the film biopic The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Nominated for five Academy Awards, it tells of Belfort’s wild ways and continued excess after he becomes a stockbroker in New York.
Morality, it could be argued, represents the way that people would like the world to work, wheareas economics represents how it actually does work.
The highly analytical and detailed book, Freakonomics (2005) by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubne. Among the many controversial issues it has a financial and statistical take on are abortion, the Ku Klux Klan and drug gangs.