[Marxism] Brother Can You Spare a Dollar?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Aug 20 10:18:20 MDT 2012

“Brother Can You Spare a Dollar?” opened two nights ago at the Quad 
Cinema in NYC and can best be described as a close relative of Michael 
Moore’s “Capitalism, a Love Story”. As was the case with Moore’s 
documentary, the dominant message is that the government should address 
the Great Recession of today just as it during the Great Depression of 
the 1930s. Moore’s film ended on the rather foolish note that Obama 
would become the FDR of today, while director Thom Hoffman ends “Brother 
Can You Spare a Dollar?” with a nod toward the Occupy Movement. That’s 
progress on the political front to say the least.


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