Kara C., president of the Wallingford Chamber of Commerce and purveyor of the odd at Not a Number, writes:
Not A Number Cards & Gifts will be a local participant in this weekend’s MoveOn.org national screening: Michael Moore’s documentary about the financial crisis, “Capitalism: A Love Story“. It’s this Sun. March 28, 6 pm at Not A Number, 1905 N 45th between the Guild 45th and Wallingford Center. Well-behaved dogs welcome!
The movie is more relevant than ever after the Supreme Court repealed all limits on political spending by giant corporations. Corporations can spend any amount of money this November to defeat candidates they don’t like. The movie parties give us a chance to discuss the plan to stop the corporate takeover of democracy, and you’ll meet progressives in your area and make some great new friends too.
You know you have a problem when the president of the local chamber of commerce is opposed to capatilism.
Since you can’t edit comments… capatilism -> capitalism above…
ConserveSeattle: I think you need to look up “capitalism” in a dictionary (and not just because you have trouble spelling it).
LOL… Yeah. I am dependent on spell check for sure.
I don’t use the “newspeak” dictionary. For your reference current dicitonary.com definition of capitalism is as follows.
an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, esp. as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth.
Moore and many other progressives are dangerously redefining the word in a manner that will result in economic challenges getting a lot worse before they improve.
Also for reference the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (not Chamber of Regulation) is as follows…
As the voice of business, the Chamber’s core purpose is to fight for free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world.
I wonder how much common ground we may have here. I agree that the current system is broken and not capitalism due to over-regulation. However, despite the efforts of progressives to move the means of production and distribution away from individuals the free market limps along and will continue to do so.