Monday, August 24, 2009

No isms?

Michael Moore has a new movie on the way about Wall Street corruption. Here is the trailer:

Slavery was a systemic problem in America, so much so that it was difficult for decent people to avoid using the system in their daily lives. The simple act of buying pants became a moral act.

I wonder if Michael Moore is asking whether or not capitalism exhibits such a systemic problem.

People have wondered this before. For instance, Teddy Roosevelt said, "I am for honest business, big or little, and against dishonest business, big or little".

Capitalism has become such a holy idea in America that I wonder if people can draw a distinction between honest and dishonest corporate conduct.

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"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge"

Charles Darwin