The Shock Doctrine is a devastating critique of the free market policies which have come to dominate the world. Using shock therapy as a metaphor, the film investigates Klein's central idea of disaster capitalism. Naomi Klein's explores how both natural and man-made disasters are used to force disadvantageous political and economic changes on unwilling governments is brought to the screen in this documentary. The Shock Doctrine explores how the United States, with the help of the C.I.A., became enamored of Milton Friedman's interpretation of free-market capitalism and attempted to persuade developing nations of its value.
Michael Moore returns to controversial territory with this documentary examining the events that led to the last global financial crisis, while putting forward an indictment of the current economic order in the United States and unfettered capitalism in general. Topics covered include Wall Street's "casino mentality", for-profit prisons, Goldman Sachs' influence in Washington, D.C., the poverty-level wages of many workers, the large wave of home foreclosures, corporate-owned life insurance, and the consequences of "runaway greed".
Category:Culture Duration:1:03:38 Series: Capitalism A Love Story
In February 2009, Michael Moore issued an appeal to people who worked for Wall Street or in the financial industry to share first hand information, requesting, 'Be a hero and help me expose the biggest swindle in American history'. He uncovers the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.
Category:Culture Duration:1:03:40 Series: Capitalism A Love Story
Someone once observed: 'America is great because she is good; if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great.' Today that notion of the essential goodness of America is under attack, replaced by another story in which theft and plunder are seen as the defining features of American history-from the theft of Native American and Mexican lands and the exploitation of African labor to a contemporary foreign policy said to be based on stealing oil and a capitalist system that robs people of their "fair share"
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