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A Three-Part Column

A review, a rant, and important advice

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Dec 11, 2009


This column consists of three parts: a movie review, a rant, and some important advice. The Review: Michael Moore’s new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, is a humorous semi-documentary that retells the financial collapse and the $700 billion bailout that followed. It is an enjoyable look at a tragedy, if such a thing is possible. In one memorable scene, Moore wraps yellow crime-scene tape around various Wall Street icons. There is no need to rehash the financial disaster. We all are painfully familiar with it. Moore concludes that the evil villain capitalism is responsible, but that the hero democracy will come to the rescue and save us. I strongly disagree with this conclusion. In my mind, capitalism is not only very good, but also much better than the alternatives of socialism or communism. Anyone who doubts this needs to go to the Czech Republic or Hungary and see the wonderful ...

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