Has anyone seen any of his videos regarding capitalism and the free enterprise system? If so, what do YOU think about his premise against capitalism and the free enterprise system? Mr. Moore seems to have an animus against the capitalistic system. There is evidence regarding his anticapitalistic premise in many of his videos. It seems that Mr. Moore, although he is immensely wealthy, advocates a "better" system than capitalism. He believes that capitalism is basically a corrupt system which oppresses the majority of Americans. He further asserts that the rich are "exploiting" the less wealthy among us. What do YOU think about Mr. Moore?
he has hit the nail on the head in my eyes but he is also an extreme hypocrite. he doesn't like capitalism but he exploits the hell out of it. i think it is the worst system to date but i also don't try to get rich at any cost.
He is wealthy *because* he advocates against capitalism...
And I believe he honestly dislikes capitalism and always has, which is fine, but he has trouble justifying it and makes very misleading films.
Somewhat related, here's an interesting video of a very young Michael Moore arguing against a very renowned free market advocate, Milton Friedman.
It is sad that this man rallies against the very system that made him wealthy.
AJ, such hypocrisy. In many of Moore's videos, he goes on a rant against capitalism and how it "hurts" most people. He's rich while the $%^$#@! who follow him regarding his anti-American and anti-capitalistic stances are poor, even poorer.
AJ., it is so ironic that those who are anti-capitalist come from either middle, upper middle, and/or upper income households. They "hate" the capitalistic system so much but yet they have benefitted from the system. I seldom hear those from the lower middle, working, and/or lower classes who strongly decry capitalism. THESE PEOPLE are the ONES who WANT TO BE RICH or in the young people's lingo, LIVING LARGE! Many multimillionaire rappers such as Jay-Z come from the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, New York. He wanted better in life, no anti-capitalistic crap for him. He wanted the money, no shame.
AJ, it seems that those who condemn the more affluent are affluent themselves! They probably have a subconscious guilt that they are wealthy, perhaps?????
If he gave or donated most of his money to charity he has a good points. If he is against capitalism then he doesn't mind losing his wealth.
Haven't seen the Michael Moore movie but I nonetheless feel that the American style of rampant, unregulated capitalism of the George W Bush years has resulted in the pretty fine fiscal mess that much of the western world finds itself in at present. Here in Ireland, we (or should I say our inept politicians running the country at the time) decided that the economic choices came down to a decision 'between Boston and Berlin,' - that is to say, the then American economic model or the more restrained northern European model. Of course the former option was chosen resulting in years of unregulated banking, unwarranted tax cuts for all (especially the wealthy), the banks throwing money at ordinary people like confetti at a wedding, double digit inflation and an unsustainable and massive housing bubble. In the end we have had a massive banking collapse, the intervention of the IMF and a programme of austerity that is causing a great deal of hardship for much of our population and will do so for many years to come.
Germany and other northern European countries like the Scandinavians, during the years of economic madness in Ireland, America and elsewhere, decided instead to embark on a steady as she goes approach to their public finances, not buying into the lure of easy credit etc. Today, those countries that showed restraint, adopted proper regulation in their banking systems and adopted a fair taxation system, today enjoy the benefits of more moderate capitalism such as sustained economic growth and a cradle to grave welfare system that would be the envy of any country in the world.
America, like Ireland, has massive debts because of the excesses of the 1990's - $16 trillion at last count. Obama inherited a mess from Bush and it will certainly take longer than four short years to sort out. Romney's policies on the other hand, such as further tax cuts for the very wealthy and increased defense spending and a possible war with Iran will do nothing to address this deficit.
So, in essence: Uncontrolled capitalism = bad
Regulated capitalism with a social contract = good
I would rather take the opinion of a man who knows enough about the system to "win" at it than one who doesn't. I don't think having money makes him less competent to critique--but more so.
by AnnCee6 years ago
He says "we've" allowed a few rich people to take all the money and keep it. And "we" need to get it back from them.http://www.theblaze.com/stories/really- … from-them/Anti-capitalism in...
by Susie Lehto10 months ago
“How Else Could A Socialist Win 22 States?” Moore said.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLsRFcgHkvAHe claims that no one trusts Democrats anymore – because if they did a “socialist” (Bernie) would not...
by emdi7 years ago
Michael Moore says, capitalism has proved its failed. According to him, Wall Street took our money and made bets with it.What is your view on this topic.- A little cat (Emdi)
by Steven Escareno2 years ago
Michael Moore tweeted recently that he thinks snipers are cowards. Here's a couple of links to some valid news sources that'll explain it far better than I could:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/1 …...
by lady_love1586 years ago
http://blog.heritage.org/2011/03/10/whi … nsolvency/For his movie Capitalism a love story... he used non union workers that didn get health care when he could have used union workers! And the teachers union...
by Moderndayslave4 years ago
With wages adjusted for inflation either stagnant or losing ground and commodities and the cost of living going up. Is the US economy being systematically gutted or is this just a coincidence? What's your opinion and...
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