[OPE] "The Economist" magazine: capitalism doesn't get balanced treatment in the movies

From: Jurriaan Bendien <adsl675281@telfort.nl>
Date: Fri Oct 09 2009 - 09:46:25 EDT

"Capitalism never seems to get a balanced treatment in the movies, whether
documentary or fiction. A previous documentary that focused on it, "The
Corporation", argued that capitalism's demand for profit turned companies
into psychopaths. In the 1980s the villainous protagonist of "Wall Street",
Gordon Gekko, argued that "greed is good"; nobody expects the forthcoming
sequel to be any more nuanced. And although there is apparently a movie in
the works of Ayn Rand's pro-capitalist novel "Atlas Shrugged", that is
unlikely to provide the sort of balanced analysis of the strengths and
weaknesses of capitalism, and of how it might be improved, that is now so
badly needed."

I wonder what a balanced analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of
capitalism looks like? I never find anything like this in The Economist!


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