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November 15

Page history last edited by Conor Shaw-Draves 10 years ago




When Michel Moore is driving around the armored truck trying to get the loans back from the banks, his Proposal is ridiculous. No way in anyone's right mind would they let a stranger load millions of dollars into a truck and drive away. Moore's actions are more often than not, over the top, but the Evaluation of the choice of the government to give out those loans is excellent. He uses the simple idea that as tax-payers, it was our money the government was giving to the banks. He also shows how the bill was passed even after the American voters voted against it. Using these examples, Moore does an entertaining job of defining the bank loans as unfair, to say the least.


Micheal Moore defines capitalism in the scene where he visits Father Peter Dougherty to perceive a morality standpoint on capitalism. Moore asks the Catholic priest his opinion on capitalism, Dougherty responds with capitalism being “evil” and how things are in bad shape in the United States with the corruption in the economy. The priest passionately accepted to be in the interview to broadcast his words and show what capitalism is really about.


The part of the movie where Michael Moore tries to get employees from major companies on Wall Street to define the word derivitive.  This falls under the definition arguement because this was one concept that he tries to get important employees of these companies to define and they couldn't give him an answer.  He proves his point that something as big as the economy is in the hands of people who couldn't explain something that should be simple to them.  This term is something that most employees in the economic and finance business should know.



In Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore walked around to multiple banks wanting the banks to give back the money they owed the public. He walked around with a sack and begged outside the banks for the money. This was his proposal to make the banks give back the money they owed to the public. Many laughed at him and thought it was pretty comical but he did make a point. His point was that they had to keep hounding the bank in order to get this money back. I thought this was a very funny proposal that people could laugh at but still get the point.


Capitalism: A love Story, by Michael Moore, is a documentary which depicts capitalism in the United States.  Michael Moore takes an evaluative stand point in order to evaluate whether or not capitalism is good or bad.  Ultimately, Michael Moore concludes that capitalism is evil.  However, Michael Moore uses a specific criteria to come to this conclusion.  For example, Michael Moore shows how capitalism conflicts with religion, more specifically Christianity.  He states that how one can not call oneself a capitalist and a Christian because one cannot love his or her money, and thy neighbor.  In this example, Moore use religion as a criteria to tell if capitalism is good or bad.  Moore also uses the criteria of the youth’s future.  He mentions how bright individuals tend to acquire degrees in finances instead of science.  Through this criteria, Moore shows how capitalism is evil because our younger generation uses their knowledge to create complex number schemes, derivatives, to scam others, instead of using it for knowledge to better man.  Finally, another criteria used countlessly throughout the documentary is whether or not the citizens benefit.  As can see, people through the nation are struggling with finances, facing foreclosures, and being evicted.  From this, it is easy to conclude that capitalism is not beneficial, so how can it be good.  Michael Moore use this along with other criteria in Capitalism: A Love Story arguing about the evils of capitalism.



In Capitalism: A Love Story, director Michael Moore uses an argumentative strategy of "proposal" in a particular scene where he goes to various banks demanding peoples' money back. He is trying to convey a message that the government gave the banks a free pass by essentially handing them over money which came from the US citizens' taxes during a downtime. Although no banks in their right minds were going to just hand over their money to him, he wanted to make a point of why capitalism has failed in this country. He wants that other people take a stand also so this does not happen again.


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