Want to learn a little something without doing anything? Enter Netflix. Stream one of these movies this weekend and learn a few things about the almighty dollar.
Coming to America
A good lesson for all about new money vs. old money and how when you've really got it, you don't need to flaunt it. Also, a little hard work never killed anyone.
The Queen of Versailles
This is an excellent inside look at gluttony in all its many forms with a bonus peek at the housing bubble. Cheap money is a helluva drug.
The Big Short
A more in depth, albeit fictional(ish), look at the housing bubble, this movie is so well done that you won't notice you're learning about derivatives and shorts.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Now that you're a Wall St. insider, you'll be able to see all the signs of the dark days ahead in this entertaining and infuriating film.
Money for Nothing
This is super-heavy on financial policy, but explains things in a way that anyone can understand. Bonus points for seeking out a few Rothchild Youtube conspiracy rants after you watch this.
Requiem for the American Dream
Noam Chomsky is one of the most brilliant minds of our generation. When he says "It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies." he means it and he does it.