Absolutely everyone needs to see this. This is just more prof of what I've been saying to people for years. I loved this movie so much I bought the DVD. If you don't want to be apart of the brainwashed sheeple, you really need to see this.
Unregulated Capitalism is as bad as communism but the brainwashed uneducated population can't seem to understand this. #sad
Very poorly done portrayal of the ignorance of the ultra-left and anti-capitalist core it represents.
Michael Moore has a brilliant way of explaining things so they make sense. He brings important issues to attention and puts them into perspective so that we can understand what is happening.
(Anyone who censors this review be aware that I will ask Bibliocommons for redress.)
Capitalism is an economic system where freedom of choice is prevalent; democracy is a political system where the mob rules. There is no such a thing as Democratic Capitalism, because one is a political system, the other an economic system. Now, for the sake of real "diversity," here are some quite diverse views:
Tragedy disguised as comedy. For those who think Moore is a clown, who would watch this if it were in the form of a political science lecture? Now I can admit that I, too, am baffled by credit loan swaps and derivatives ... which was the whole idea behind one of the biggest shell games in the history of this country. It's easy for some to dismiss the Wall St. meltdown in the abstract and to justify capitalism with the same fervor usually reserved for religion. This documentary shows its concrete effects on ordinary people who were destroyed by the voracious juggernaut of the banking industry and Wall Street. One not to miss.
Shocking and moving.
As commenter Libertarianeye points out: "Capitalism is exploitation". The user also states that Capitalism is different from Corporatism.... well, Capitalism seems to give birth to Corporatism based on the fact that was stated: Capitalism is exploitation. A company's #1 goal is to make money, so it will tend to do what is necessary to obtain this (whether beneficial to others or not). No, companies are not inherently evil (whatever that even means?), but the incentive structures in place tend to promote (i.e. give success) to companies that can suppress/prevent competition (why let there be an even playing field when your #1 objective is to win/stay alive?). Obviously different sectors are different. Sectors more in the open need to appeal to consumers. Although even here I would point to the enormous amount of money spent on advertising (often exploiting the irrationality of consumers) as opposed to research/development. But I digress. The main point is there are strong ties between Capitalism and Corporatism. Yes, Capitalism is exploitation. Yes, that can be mutually beneficial. But it can also be detrimental.
Commenter, constacr, is quite correct, which is why libertarians constantly try to equate the fundamental flaws of capitalism with corporatism - - does not fly! Capitalism is not about free enterprise, that is economic democracy. Capitalism is not about meritocracy, that is economic democracy. Capitalism IS about exploitation: slavery, monopolies, degradation and above all, always anti-progress. It is no coincidence that both the NASA/Moon program and the Internet both originated from the Kennedy Administration, the last true democratic president and progressive to ever occupy the White House! Capitalism is about chaos, which is how they, the super-rich, reap the most profit with their thievery. Too many Americans are baffled and befuddled by fiction as truth: that Carnegie was a Great Man, instead of yet another death merchant!
The worst documentary I have ever seen. Michael Moore along with his leftist buddies do not understand true capitalism, what they see is corporatism. Two completely different things. Lets see...how did Michael Moore get rich...oh by using the free market system to promote his documentary...interesting. Dont fall for this propaganda with plagues our society. Dont fall for the Republicans call for capitalism as they are as equally guilty as the left for promoting corporatism. Check out Milton Friedman if you want a real lesson on capitalism.
Capitalism is exploitation. This is not a bad thing, using a resource for the mutual benefit through voluntary trade is not only moral but efficient. Kennedy stated that going to the moon was too big of a job for the private sector, but where did the tax dollars emerge to fund our useless adventures in the 60's? Hmm. Capitalism is freedom, capitalism supports sustainability, property rights and innovation.
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