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Erin Brokovich - capitalism

Posted by Antonia Massa-MacLeod on December 12, 2000 at 23:19:10:

Erin Brokovich is a movie about some of the ills of capitalism and corporations. PG&E is a company that represents unbridled capitalism. The company is operating to make the most profit for the most consumers, with little regard to workers. Professor Gabriel spoke about public good 每 like parks 每 and public bad 每 basically what PG&E was doing. The problem in a society where profits are the ultimate goal, the well being of people, like the ones who were harmed in this movie, is often ignored. However, Erin Brokovich also is a testament to what good capitalism, and more importantly, democracy, can have 每 the fact that Erin and Ed Masry were able to get compensation for these people shows that perhaps the people, and not the companies, do have the final say, in economics and in politics.

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