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New Meetup: Movie and Lunch - Capitalism: A Love Story

From: Barbara
Sent on: Thursday, October 1, 2009 1:19 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Liberal Ladies Social Meetup!

What: Movie and Lunch - Capitalism: A Love Story

When: Saturday, October 3,[masked]:00 AM

AMC Awatukee 24
4915 E Ray Rd Just west of the i-10 and ray
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(602) 956-4AMC

Join us for Michael Moore?s new movie Capitalism: a Love Story. We?ll gather as a group in the lobby at 10:00 am for the 10:20am showing, and follow up with lunch at noon for discussion (which I?m sure there will be lots of). If I remember correctly tickets are $5 for films starting before noon at this theatre. Guests (male and female) are welcome, just sign up your guests so we know how many to expect.

Lunch will be at the Paradise Bakery across the freeway at 940 N 54th St, Chandler (SE corner of Ray Road and the I-10). If you can make the film but not lunch or vice versa, let us know with a note on your RSVP.

Ariana Huffington had this to say about the film, ?Watching the film, I felt like Michael had climbed inside my head, made a list of all the things that have been obsessing me for the last 12 months, and brought them horrifyingly to life. It's one thing to know these things are happening; it's another to see them happening in front of your eyes. The film turns the spotlight on some underreported gems: an internal Citibank report happily declaring America a "plutonomy," with the top 1 percent of the population controlling more financial wealth than the bottom 95 percent; an expose of "dead peasant" insurance policies that have companies cashing in on the untimely deaths of their employees; and amazing footage of FDR, found buried in a film archive and not seen in decades, calling for a Second Bill of Rights that would guarantee all Americans a useful job, a decent home, adequate health care, and a good education.?

??What we have right now is not capitalism. In capitalism as envisioned by its leading lights, including Adam Smith and Alfred Marshall, you need a moral foundation in order for free markets to work. And when a company fails, it fails. It doesn't get bailed out using trillions of dollars of taxpayer money. What we have right now is Corporatism. It's welfare for the rich. It's the government picking winners and losers. It's Wall Street having their taxpayer-funded cake and eating it too. It's socialized losses and privatized gains. Which is why -- although you can bet many will try -- Capitalism: A Love Story can't be dismissed as a left-wing tirade. Its condemnation of the status quo is too grounded in real stories and real suffering, its targets too evenly spread across the political spectrum.?

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