Hello My Friends!
When I heard that Michael Moore had a new movie called Capitalism: A Love Story in the works I knew I had to see it. I am not a big fan of Moore’s work having had enough of his style after seeing “Roger And Me” twenty years ago. But I knew I would have to talk about the movie given my take on capitalism so as I learned as a Boy Scout in Troop One I wanted to be prepared.
“Capitalism: A Love Story” follows the same theme of Moore inserting himself into a story and then dragging the poor unfortunates he finds along the way into the story telling. He spends a lot of time going to office buildings and being denied entrance and having conversations with security guards. He hammers home the theme that life for the average Joe isn’t fair. Thanks for the insight.
He gets some of the facts right. Yes, there was massive mortgage fraud in the US housing market and yes George W was possibly the worst President in the history of the United States. Further yes there was a practice in the US of corporations buying insurance on the lives of their employees without their knowledge.
But is it the capitalist system that is flawed or the people. I would say in every case of corruption its the people who go along to get along who are responsible. When congressmen and senators are going along to get along with the industry that they are supposed to regulate you can expect problems.
Capitalism is not perfect but compared to all other systems its a virtual paradise.