Michael Moore leaves the free market standing

Published on National Post, by Terence Corcoran, September 19, 2009.

After two hours locked in a VIP screening room at a Toronto theatre to view Michael Moore’s latest film, Capitalism: A Love Story, I’m feeling pretty good. Generous, even. Advance hype, including copious promotional quotes from Moore himself, has positioned the new Moore epic as a powerful ideological battering ram for the beginning of the overthrow and ultimate destruction of America’s free market economy.

Appearing on The Jay Leno Show last Tuesday, Mr. Moore repeated some of his favourite lines: “Capitalism is legalized greed” and “We’re at a point now, Jay, in this country where the richest 1%, the very top 1%, have more financial wealth than the bottom 95% combined.” Jay Leno lapped it up. Next week, the Moore campaign gets its biggest boost yet when he makes an appearance on Oprah.  

But fear not, all you capitalists out there, because no capitalists are actually gored in the movie. And free markets are left more or less still standing, even after Mr. Moore has supplied some heart-wrenching stories of families being evicted from their homes and of people who have been trapped in the claws of corrupt local officials and sleazy business operators …

… Appearing on The Jay Leno Show last Tuesday, Mr. Moore repeated some of his favourite lines: “Capitalism is legalized greed” and “We’re at a point now, Jay, in this country where the richest 1%, the very top 1%, have more financial wealth than the bottom 95% combined.” Jay Leno lapped it up. Next week, the Moore campaign gets its biggest boost yet when he makes an appearance on Oprah.

But fear not, all you capitalists out there, because no capitalists are actually gored in the movie. And free markets are left more or less still standing, even after Mr. Moore has supplied some heart-wrenching stories of families being evicted from their homes and of people who have been trapped in the claws of corrupt local officials and sleazy business operators. (full long 3-pages text).

(My comment: ok, Terence Corcoran, and what are we doing? We, Michael’s critics? How have we f…ed away big capitalists? Have we put them already in prison ???).

Links:

UK’s monstrous debt equals £1,070 per person;

Bahrain foreign direct investment up 2 pc;

Financial crisis proves quite a hit for writers;

Germany is not going through a general credit crunch;

TRAILER: Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story – OPENS NATIONWIDE OCTOBER 2nd, 1.58 min;

Another film trailer: Michael Moore’s Capitalism, A Love Story,  0.55 min;

Google Video-results for Michael Moore’s Capitalism;

Google News-results for Michael Moore’s Capitalism.

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