Capitalism: A love story
The film "Capitalism: A Love Story" by Michael Moore was extremely interesting.
I don't like watching documentary's most of the time, especially about capitalism. However, this
one opened up my eyes to a lot of issues that have occurred or are currently occurring in America
that many people are unaware of. Three major parts of the documentary that really caught my
attention 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. Many of them are actually even using food stamps.
That goes to show how low there income is, and that is not fair for them because now most pilots
are now in debt and it is because of their low income and the fact that they are paying back student
loans. Thirdly, what really took me by surprise and complete shock was that major companies like
Wal-Mart and Bank of America are making millions of of money 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. It talks about how it is better for the companies