A Love Story

DVD - 2010
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Filmmaker Moore examines the history of free-market capitalism in post-Reagan America and questions its efficacy as the basis for the nation's economy.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, c2010
Branch Call Number: HB501 .C
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 4 3/4 in


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Dec 20, 2017

Absolutely everyone needs to see this. This is just more prof of what I've been saying to people for years. I loved this movie so much I bought the DVD. If you don't want to be apart of the brainwashed sheeple, you really need to see this.

Oct 12, 2017

Unregulated Capitalism is as bad as communism but the brainwashed uneducated population can't seem to understand this. #sad

Dec 02, 2016

Very poorly done portrayal of the ignorance of the ultra-left and anti-capitalist core it represents.

Franln Nov 08, 2016

Michael Moore has a brilliant way of explaining things so they make sense. He brings important issues to attention and puts them into perspective so that we can understand what is happening.

Jan 21, 2015

Capitalist so-called democracy is essentially mob rule, and is therefore morally repugnant, cowardly, destructive, and oppressive. (And this is probably even more true in North America than in countries with more advanced childrearing and no corporal punishment like Denmark, Austria, Germany, Norway, etc. which tend to be better, at least in some respects, than countries that have higher rates of child (physical) abuse, since countries like Denmark, Austria, Germany, Norway, etc. have managed to eradicate corporal punishment (and physical abuse of children). And of course, as is often the case, true, legitimate, authentic dissent often has no place in a capitalist so-called democracy. We need more democracy, more activism, more dissent, more of a willingness to actually listen to opposing or different viewpoints even if they are seldom expressed or never published, and we need less capitalism. And we need to learn how to grow our own food since the world is running out of oil and fossil fuels (which are needed to transport food and to create and fuel cars and trucks and airplanes).

DebAK Nov 24, 2014

(Anyone who censors this review be aware that I will ask Bibliocommons for redress.)
Capitalism is an economic system where freedom of choice is prevalent; democracy is a political system where the mob rules. There is no such a thing as Democratic Capitalism, because one is a political system, the other an economic system. Now, for the sake of real "diversity," here are some quite diverse views:

xaipe Nov 24, 2014

Tragedy disguised as comedy. For those who think Moore is a clown, who would watch this if it were in the form of a political science lecture? Now I can admit that I, too, am baffled by credit loan swaps and derivatives ... which was the whole idea behind one of the biggest shell games in the history of this country. It's easy for some to dismiss the Wall St. meltdown in the abstract and to justify capitalism with the same fervor usually reserved for religion. This documentary shows its concrete effects on ordinary people who were destroyed by the voracious juggernaut of the banking industry and Wall Street. One not to miss.

Marzipan7 Sep 09, 2014

Shocking and moving.

redban May 27, 2014

As commenter Libertarianeye points out: "Capitalism is exploitation". The user also states that Capitalism is different from Corporatism.... well, Capitalism seems to give birth to Corporatism based on the fact that was stated: Capitalism is exploitation. A company's #1 goal is to make money, so it will tend to do what is necessary to obtain this (whether beneficial to others or not). No, companies are not inherently evil (whatever that even means?), but the incentive structures in place tend to promote (i.e. give success) to companies that can suppress/prevent competition (why let there be an even playing field when your #1 objective is to win/stay alive?). Obviously different sectors are different. Sectors more in the open need to appeal to consumers. Although even here I would point to the enormous amount of money spent on advertising (often exploiting the irrationality of consumers) as opposed to research/development. But I digress. The main point is there are strong ties between Capitalism and Corporatism. Yes, Capitalism is exploitation. Yes, that can be mutually beneficial. But it can also be detrimental.

Mar 23, 2014

Commenter, constacr, is quite correct, which is why libertarians constantly try to equate the fundamental flaws of capitalism with corporatism - - does not fly! Capitalism is not about free enterprise, that is economic democracy. Capitalism is not about meritocracy, that is economic democracy. Capitalism IS about exploitation: slavery, monopolies, degradation and above all, always anti-progress. It is no coincidence that both the NASA/Moon program and the Internet both originated from the Kennedy Administration, the last true democratic president and progressive to ever occupy the White House! Capitalism is about chaos, which is how they, the super-rich, reap the most profit with their thievery. Too many Americans are baffled and befuddled by fiction as truth: that Carnegie was a Great Man, instead of yet another death merchant!

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