Thursday, October 1, 2009

Corporate Nationalism: A Love Story

Capitalism sure is unpopular these days. When I first saw the preview of Michael Moore's new documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story, I noticed that Moore is either ignorant of or disingenuous towards what actually constitutes capitalism. Watching just the preview, I saw Moore present our current system of corporate nationalism as if it were capitalism. This is strange coming from someone who supports government control of business.

Conveniently omitting better solutions, Michael Moore's documentaries instead give us plenty of emotionalism, some form of conspiracy, and a lack of real supporting evidence. Michael W. Covel confirms this in his candid movie review Michael Moore Kills Capitalism with Kool-Aid. One thing is for certain, our current system has allowed Moore to make millions from his propaganda and enjoy a more opulent lifestyle than most people in all of history. In fact, the movie industry is one of the least regulated industries in our country and more exemplary of a free market arena. Producers create a product and consumers can either take it or leave it. You would think Moore, whose net worth has been estimated to exceed $50 million, might at least acknowledge an economic system that provided the opportunity for such prosperity.