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Capitalism Essay

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Capitalism: A Love Story

Michael Moore documentary is about greed. It’s about what we are dealing with today, when it comes to Obamacare Giving wealth to executives without conditions amongst banks and insurance companies while leaving many people unemployed and without health insurance. It shows how employers exploit their employees by paying them the minimum wage and insuring them for large amounts of pay. When companies find out their employee illness they put an insurance policy on that ...view middle of the document...

This system may have functioned well in the United States after World War II, when there was little global competition and which truly established the middle class. However capitalism as seen in the United States today, which has took hold in the Reaganomics, is more about the want of the wealthy to get wealthier at the expense of all others. America at that time started to be run more like a business than like a traditional government. To date there have been a manipulation by the power brokers on Wall Street of government for their benefit, often at the expense of the middle class and working class, and often without that production of a good or service demanded by society. The system continues to operate as most Americans strive to be among the wealthy and capitalism as a system where becoming wealthy is at not possible at all. Corporate America biggest fear is democracy where in a vote system. A wealthy person has as more power as a poor person. But, with the poor increasingly outnumbering the wealthy, the poor banding together may show capitalism for what it is, at least in today's global system.

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