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Filmmaker Michael Moore on Capitalism: A Love Story

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sandorski Avatar
sandorski
Posted: 09.24.09, 04:51 PM
Love him or hate him, he always brings up important issues and gives a perspective that is lacking in the greater discussion.
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nkmarks
Posted: 09.24.09, 06:11 AM
Quote: This guy is a joke. Mr. Moore is simply interested in provocative titles which generate controversy amongst that portion of the American population that feel guilt, ashamed, and embarrassed about their good fortune to be born or living in the United States. ... (?!!) Well my friend, just hope then in your next life you're not born in an African country, for example ...
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TheDude
Posted: 09.24.09, 02:00 AM
You can bend Stats but you cannot bend reality!
Quote: Originally Posted by Stephen Pare "Probably"? "close to 99% are significantly worse"? You're talking off the top of your head, and in fact you are way off. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gi..._2007-2008.png The data are compiled by the UN and the CIA using the so-called Gini Coefficient. The US ranks pretty much in the middle. All of Europe has less disparity, as do Japan (very low), Australia, and Canada. South America has the greatest disparity of any continent, by far. By the UN computation, the US is tied with Ghana and Turkmenistan, and has slightly more disparity than Russia; slightly less than China. The CIA computation shows us with a lot more disparity than Russia, and ranking just above Kenya, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast. Incidentally I suspect that traveling the globe - no matter how much - would not be the best way to gauge this kind of data. Disagree, I highly encourage traveling since no other means do you have the ability to validate such statistics. Sorry but the USA has X homeless and Japan says it has Y (which is near zero) but yet you travel and see how bad the homeless issue is in Japan (2006). While the USA defines homeless as anyone receiving any aid as an adult (parents, student loans, etc) to pay for housing, most countries literally define it as being on the streets, IF they even count that. Now without traveling would a person know how ill conceived such comparisons are? My guess is your cited work is highly skewed. One example may be because the USA's top 1% having a super advantage of entering the largest ever economic growth the globe has ever seen. I think this is where we may want to use median or mode instead of mean in your cited work I guess I just don't have much sympathy for anyone who is privileged beyond comparison to the globe who uses a specific prism to cry disparity. I'll just use this link and say enough said: http://www.wacra.org/WORLD%20POVERTY%20MAP.pdf
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MTGRAY
Posted: 09.23.09, 03:27 PM
I saw this guy in star wars he was the hugh frog that told the races to begin. but in reality he offers "NO TRUTH".
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MTGRAY
Posted: 09.23.09, 03:24 PM
Moore is a joke,good for the simple mind. Nothing he has done to change anything or anybody. except the simple minded.
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njtlaw
Posted: 09.23.09, 11:36 AM
Many of the comments posted herein are critical of Moore and without analysis. Characterizing his work as "putrid dogma" is confounding to me. I can understand an adjective like "putrid" from his opposition but why is it "dogma"? Moore has created interest and discussion about some very important subjects. Moreover, while you may not like him or what he says, he is no "joke."
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Stephen Pare
Posted: 09.23.09, 01:57 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by TheDude Ummmm, probably close to 99% are significantly worse than the USA. Not saying the States don't have room for improvement but such a statement begs the question, "Have you traveled the globe much?" "Probably"? "close to 99% are significantly worse"? You're talking off the top of your head, and in fact you are way off. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gi..._2007-2008.png The data are compiled by the UN and the CIA using the so-called Gini Coefficient. The US ranks pretty much in the middle. All of Europe has less disparity, as do Japan (very low), Australia, and Canada. South America has the greatest disparity of any continent, by far. By the UN computation, the US is tied with Ghana and Turkmenistan, and has slightly more disparity than Russia; slightly less than China. The CIA computation shows us with a lot more disparity than Russia, and ranking just above Kenya, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast. Incidentally I suspect that traveling the globe - no matter how much - would not be the best way to gauge this kind of data.
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Stephen Pare
Posted: 09.23.09, 01:03 AM
rpetty wrote, "It's time to stop celebrating his putrid dogma." Woke up on the wrong side of bed, rpetty?
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TheDude
Posted: 09.23.09, 12:11 AM
NeilW wrote, "How many other countries in the world would allow such a chasm in the earnings of the top and bottom of the scale." Ummmm, probably close to 99% are significantly worse than the USA. Not saying the States don't have room for improvement but such a statement begs the question, "Have you traveled the globe much?"
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Linux
Posted: 09.22.09, 10:17 PM
conservatives and republicans are just a bunch of stone age brutes
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