A Critique Of Capitalism : A Love Story ( 2009 ) By Michael Moore Essay

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Neoliberalism in the 21st Century: The Failure of Marxism in a Critique of Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) by Michael Moore In this sociological study, an analysis of the rise of neoliberalism and the failure of Marxist ideology in the film Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) by Michael Moore. Moore’s film emulates the failed attempts to control and regulate a capitalist system that exploits the worker and the general public for the greater monetary profit of the ruling classes. In this system, the power of banking institutions, lack of governmental regulation, and “free market” ideology define the problem of neoliberal capitalist values that have become an endemic problem for a “democratic” society. Immanuel Wallerstein’s global view of capitalism defines the overarching dominance of neoliberal capitalism as a way to critique and analyze Moore’s frustration at a system that is destroying itself due to a lack of cooperation and collectivist participation in the American economy. Also, Luhmann’s functionalist theory defines the irrationality of capitalist ideology, which has created a social and cultural “norm” that supports capitalism—even though it is creating class division and poverty for a majority of the people. These aspects of Marxist and Functionalist perspectives critically define the underlying failure of Marxist ideology in Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story. In essence, Moore’s film defines the failure of Marxism in the rise of neoliberal capitalism in

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