If Michael Moore would study a little political economy he might turn into a potent champion of individual liberty.
As we see in Moore’s new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, Moore
is offended by some truly offensive things: banks engaging in wild
speculation without concern for the risk, taxpayer bailouts for banks
and other businesses, cozy relations between Wall Street and
Washington, politicians getting favors from companies that want
benefits from government, and big institutions pushing less powerful
individuals around. True, he’s offended by some inoffensive things as
well, such as the cut in the 90 percent top income-tax rate nearly 30
years ago. But by and large, what he rails against should be railed against.