The end of capitalism?

I love Michael Moore, he can make shotguns in the hands of teenagers seem like a bad thing …

… and, now he’s on to big, bad, ol’ Capitalism.

I wonder how much of the proceeds of this film he’s donating to equalize wealth across the American population? And, I wonder what he’s proposing to replace capitalism with?

If you’ve seen the movie, or have any for/against ideas of your own, let us know by dropping a comment …

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5 thoughts on “The end of capitalism?

  1. AJC,


    KING: We have a question Tweeted via Kings Things, please ask Mr. Moore to disclose his income and what he does to give back or pay it forward.

    MOORE: Well, I do a lot of things. My wife and I just helped to pay for redoing the addition to the library in the town which we live in Michigan. We just bought a huge piece of land to give to the Land Conservatory to protect it for environmental reasons. We do a lot of things.

    And I treat my employees quite well. They’re paid really good wages. They have full health care and dental. My employees, there’s no deductible in your health care. No deductible, absolutely not. You get paid sick days, as many as you need, personal days.

    KING: Vacation in the south of France? I’m just asking.

    MOORE: No.

    KING: What do you spend money on wildly, go to Vegas?

    MOORE: No, I’m on iTunes too much, buying too many songs.

    KING: Do you buy cars?

    MOORE: No, I have one car. It’s a Chrysler minivan, about five years old, got about 100,000 miles on it. I do have a little fishing boat in Michigan. We have lots of lakes.

    KING: Money in Switzerland?

    MOORE: No money in Switzerland. I don’t own a share of stock. I have no money in the stock market. My money is in pretty much a savings account and savings bonds, those kinds of things. But —

  2. Poor Mr.Moore. I don’t think he will get his money back. I think I heard someone say they used it to light their cigars.

  3. @ Evan – LOL. Maybe we’re being a little too hard on him 🙂

    I’m sure that he lives frugally (like Warren Buffett) and gives back / pays forward (like Messrs Buffett and Gates), but he has certainly profited greatly from the very Capitalistic Society that he seems to be denigrating … to the point that he can live reasonably, just from his savings. Now how many Americans of his age can claim that?

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