The most interesting part of this documentary, in my opinion, is Robert Reich’s conclusion that if we will concede to a consumer based politics, we might as well let business run the show because they can do it better. I’m sure he meant that statement as a joke, but is it not exactly where we have ended up? Was it a joke or an unconscious admission of guilt, a Freudian slip? I’m sure everybody will take from these videos whatever re-enforces their own pre-existing beliefs. I see evidence that big government politics, regardless of old or new, by Robert Reich’s own admission, leads inevitably to corporatist fascism. If you want to get elected you must appeal to desires and nobody does it better than Madison Avenue, hence the alliance of government and business we’re suffering from today that strangles capitalism and innovation. If you want to punish irresponsible big business executives, you must first defeat their foot soldiers in government manning the front lines. They are together, defending their power, against our best interests.
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