Capitalism a Love Story

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The documentary “Capitalism: A Love Story” by Michael Moore was extremely interesting. At first I thought that it was going to be just another boring documentary, but the way he presented his arguments, and his point of view was very intriguing. It opened up my eyes to a lot of underlying issues that have occurred or are currently occurring in America that many people are unaware of. Three major aspects of the documentary that stuck out to me were the fact that American textbooks and made Ronald Reagan seem like such an “economy saver.” It definitely did seem like he was a hero, but in actuality, the upper class were the only people who benefited from his tactics. The second part of this documentary that was interesting to me was the fact that air plane pilots, the people we trust to fly us thousands of feet in the air, get paid less than a manager at Taco Bell. The average pilot gets paid $16-$20,000 annually, way less than what I was expecting. Most pilots are now in debt due to their low income and the fact that they are paying back student loans. The third and final part of Mr. Moore’s documentary that took me by surprise was that major companies like Wal-Mart and Bank of America are making millions of dollars of any of their employees who pass away. Michael Moore explained that these companies take out health insurance policies on their workers, claim themselves as beneficiaries, and then can claim up to millions for the death of their employees, leaving the families with nothing. Overall this documentary was very informing and entertaining and I would definitely look into watching other documentaries by Michael Moore.
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