Early last week, I saw Michael Moore’s new film, Capitalism: A Love Story. There’s an excellent review of the movie at the blog, Naked Capitalism.
I would add that neither the film nor the review explicitly states this: We Americans seem possessed by the notion that rich folks know better than poor folks how to run the country — or at least the economy. The theory is rich folks have more experience running things. On the other hand, rich folks seem pretty challenged just to make their own millions, let alone look out for the other guy. But someone objects, “It’s no one’s job to look out for the other guy”? Then that person knows less of politics than an elected dog catcher. Political power largely proceeds from convincing people that you will work on behalf of their interests.