Review: CAPITALISM....what is really it is?

@babyEj (1525)
Philippines
March 8, 2010 1:31am CST
As I watched the intellectual film making of CAPITALISM A Love Story, it was so admiring. The film maker really got a critical views towards capitalism. You can hear different point of views and opinions from different level status of life. It's intellectually moving everybody's mind because of how the reality push us away from our OWN LIFE?! Let me hear your DEFINITION, VIEWS and OPINIONS with CAPITALISM.
1 response
@amko1of1 (69)
• United States
8 Mar 10
First of all Michael Moore is a very large hypocrite, and his movies shouldnt be taken as seriously as they are. He takes parts of speeches and information to help him, but avoids the context. He talks about how Capitalism is terrible, but he never talks about an alternative. In 1924 the Soviet Union, which is the only other option for an economic system besides a barter system or a system of anarchy, had unemployment of 20% this number went down slightly but by the end of the Cold War the Soviet Union was still well over 10% unemployment, the U.S. at the worst part of this recession/depression never went higher than 8.5% except in places like California where it was around 15% but that was due to incredibly stupid politicians and businessmen. So i guess would you rather wait in lines for hours for the chance to get a bowl of soup, or would you rather sit at your computer after a meal and talk about a michael moore movie, which by the way he makes money off of, on your computer. Would you rather walk 8 miles to work in a factory, that you are forced to work in, or would you rather drive that 8 miles to work in a new car. He also talks about the importance of UNIONS. What he doesnt tell you is that GM went bankrupt because the UNIONS were bankrupting them. Did you know that if you worked for GM and retired with them, you would get a pension that is just as high if not higher than your wage with them, till the day that you die. Does that seem right? How can a company stay competitive? If you want a good example look at Ford, they fired members of the UNIONS when the economy went south and they became the only American car dealership who was making a profit. Just some food for thought, remember Freedom is worth fighting for, even if it is a bit soiled sometimes, because the alternative is even more problems
@babyEj (1525)
• Philippines
9 Mar 10
Every film maker aims for the fruit of their work, it's reality. We work for us not for other people. But let us not also be so stupid to just watch what will happen next after the crucial governance of capitalism in our democratic country. If he is stupid, then I think in this movie he wasn't. He was able to see how capitalism is good and bad on the other hand he also states the weakness of democratic government in business. The point here is nothing seems so transparent in their work because everybody aims for greater money and power.. With regards to UNIONs, it looks like a destructive spear for most of the employers but if we are going to look at in legality we have this to protect LABOR's rights. It is in the law. anYWAY, THANK YOU for sharing your thoughts...!
• United States
9 Mar 10
actually the funny part about that is there is no law stating that employers are forced to allow you to organize into unions, I worked for a few companies that told us if we joined a union they would fire us.