Contest is now closed.
*Congratulations to “The Rat” – winner by random selection.
Thanks to everyone for submitting their questions for Michael Moore. I spoke with him today and tried to get in as many of them as I could, but ran out of time (he’s a popular guy!). He was very nice to chat with. He remarked I was the only person he talked to that day wearing a tie, and commented positively about Canada’s relative financial position versus the US. He also chuckled when I told him my day job was in the financial services… :)
(The interview will appear in the next few days.)
I’ve graciously been offered a DVD copy of Capitalism: A Love Story to giveaway to a lucky reader of this blog. Here are the contest rules (a synopsis of the DVD follows the rules):
- You may earn one entry by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post on the website.
- You may earn a second entry by tweeting the contest post URL and including @preetbanerjee in your tweet.
- I reserve the right to delete any comments that are inappropriate.
- You must submit a valid email address in the comment form. Don’t worry, it will not be visible to anyone but myself and it will never be shared or sold to anyone either.
- Winners must answer a skill testing question and provide their full mailing address and phone number.
- Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on Saturday, March 6th, 2010.
- Winner will be contacted using the email address provided only, and will have exactly one week from that point of contact to provide their full contact details in order to claim their prize.
- I reserve the right to disqualify any entries for any reason.
Synopsis of Capitalism: A Love Story
In presenting a “fireball of a movie that might change your life” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), Moore “skewers both major political parties” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) for selling out the millions of people devastated by loss of homes and jobs to the interests of fat cat capitalists. Moore has “dug up some astonishing dirt” (Brian D. Johnson, Macleans), stories told in the faces of the foreclosed and evicted, in the food stamps received by hungry airline pilots, and in the courage of fired factory workers who refuse to go quietly. But more than a cry of despair, Moore’s film raises the possibility of hope. Capitalism: A Love Story is “The most American of films since the populist cinema of Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life)” (Dan Siegel, Huffington Post ), “a movie that manages shrewdly, even brilliantly, to capitalize on the populist anger that has been sweeping the nation” (Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal).
· Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren on How Wall Street Got Away with Murder
· The Man Who Might Save Flint
· U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings on Why We Should Consider Discarding Capitalism
· Pulitzer Prize-winning NY Times Reporter Chris Hedges on Capitalism: the Killer
· Father Dick Preston on Why the Rich Man Can’t Buy His Way Into Heaven
· What if We had Listened to Jimmy Carter?
· Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and People Who Grow Food Without Capitalism
· “You Talkin’ to Me?” – Taxi Drivers in Wisconsin Go All Crazy for Democracy
· The Ideas Behind a Worker-Owned Business
· Here’s an Idea: The People’s Bank of North Dakota
· Miami Max Has a House for You