Thursday, April 23, 2009

The End of Poverty

Coming soon to a theater near you, a new anti-capitalist documentary everyone will be talking about: The End of Poverty.

The trailer:

Prepare yourself by reading Tyler Cowen's scathing review in The American Interest.  An excerpt:

"In this movie, the causes of poverty are oppression and oppression alone. There is no recognition that poverty is the natural or default state of mankind and that a special set of conditions must come together for wealth to be produced. There is no discussion of what this formula for wealth might be. There is no recognition that the wealth of the West lies upon any foundations other than those of theft, exploitation and the oppression of literal or virtual colonies."

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