I think Moore is attacking the wrong philosophy. Capitalism is based on paying a fair price for a good product. If you're not charging a fair price or offering a good product, you'll be out of business soon. No matter the size, Capitalism works. |
What Moore should be questioning is why we've gone away from Capitalism. Obviously big businesses like GM (who he hates) and such stay in business, even when the free market tries to put them out of it. The reason is not Capitalism, but the government.
Look at who bailed out GM when they should have fallen flat on their faces for all the layoffs and overseas work they've done. The government. That's not a free market and that's not capitalism. Moore should be attacked the system that keeps bad business models in the running, today's overstretched government.
Jason, you complained about HMO's. Where do those come from? An oversized government. Where did lending companies get so much money that they were able to take extraordinary risks? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two government inflated organizations.
Moore is right about one issue. The government isn't doing its job. That's who we need to attack. Where are his movies about that?
Exactly, and it was started with TARP. All we have done is prolonged the pain. Had the government stayed out of it, it certainly would have been painful right away but would have recovered quicker and without puting our country in serious debt.
I do believe the government is needed to help regulate, but not be in business.
Many big companies gambled with their money, and they should pay the price. We all will pay the price to some degree, because most of Americans all the while were living beyond their means.
The government is acting like a spoiled teenager that has spent all his money and maxed out his credit card, but isn't worried because he will never have to pay it back.