21 October 2009

Capitalism: A Love Story

I saw Capitalism: A Love Story this evening. It was sad but also inspiring. I knew some of the stories that were told but possibly the scariest one was how major corporations in the USA (the example used was Walmart) take out life insurance policies on their own staff - ordinary workers like you and me. It was truly disgusting. The memos talking about how this "investment" had not returned enough returns (i.e. enough deaths) made me so angry.

Capitalism is a failure. Socialism has largely failed too. There must be a better way. A way that treats human beings with respect. An economic and political system that rewards effort but doesn't mean people are left to rot in the gutter if they're not able to fend for themselves.

Think I might blog about this more later...it's too late right now.

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