Capitalism: A Love Story – Giveaway!

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):

Contest 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).

Bonus Features:
·  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

Preet Banerjee
Preet Banerjee an independent consultant to the financial services industry and a personal finance commentator. You can learn more about Preet at his personal website and you can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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  • Jordan

    I’ve been eagerly waiting to see this movie and I’ve yet to win anything!

  • Mark Wolfinger


    Anxious to see this movie.
    Look forward to the interview

  • Colleen Cole

    This is the only film of Mike’s that I haven’t seen. I’d love to win a copy. Thanks – oh, and I tweeted as @TalkingColleen

  • Canadian Couch Potato

    Did you ask Michael whether he prefers fundamental or cap-weighted indexes?

  • js_cooldude

    Good job on getting the interview. Looking forward to it, would be nice to win the movie.

  • as @ financial tactics

    A love story? Please count me in!

  • Patricia

    Looking forward to seeing the interview. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the movie.

  • Traciatim

    I always enjoy the one sided rants of Moore. I wonder if he owns any stocks . . .

  • Mike G

    Very cool Preet. Good work.

  • Luc Richard


  • tom

    I love his movies, I’ve seen them all!

  • Chris

    Can’t wait to see the interview and the movie :)

  • Greg

    I would love a copy of the movie. Pick me!

  • Big Cajun Man

    Love to have free stuff, please!

  • Frank

    Looking forward to seeing the intereview…thanks.

  • Muhammad R Saleem

    Hi Preet,

    Your a very young guy but you have very strong grip on finanical industry. I learn any things from your posts.
    it is also requested to add my name in the draw as well,

    thanks for sharing the valuable information

  • Lana

    Hi Preet,

    Looking forward to the interview and the movie!


  • Paul

    Count me in!

  • Jared

    Sounds interesting, would love to get a copy.

  • Brian C

    Although biased, Moore is entertaining. Count me in please!

  • Andres

    Preet, how did you manage to get an interview with Mr Moore? Always enjoy his view on things. I can’t wait to see the movie!

  • Rick

    Pick me!

  • Kevin D

    Moore always has an interesting take on his topics, whether you agree with him 100% or not.

  • Raymond

    Hope to win this prize for sure!

  • Bernie

    I really enjoy Michael Moore’s works. I’d love to have a copy of this latest one!

  • gene

    Generic comment.

  • Travis

    I don’t think there is a film he’s done that hasn’t been above par. I’m sure that this one will not disappoint.

  • Marianne O

    I’ve been looking forward to seeing this film. Thanks for the offer!

  • Hollie

    I have loved watching Mr. Moore’s documentaries and I look forward to this one as well.

  • Bert

    Looks like an interesting film.

  • Susan Campbell

    Good on you getting the interview with Michael Moore! Would love to see the movie, please enter me in the draw.

  • Kenny

    Thank you for your contests.
    Enter me please ;)
    Hope to win.

  • Rich

    MM is awesome! I haven’t seen this one – would love it . Thanks!

  • Howie

    So… are the US tax payers getting their money back?

    Please count me in!

  • Veselin

    I would love to have a copy.

  • mcmatterson

    Really looking forward to the movie and the interview. Thanks!

  • Mike

    Yeah I can’t wait!

  • Aaron

    Another great contest! Thanks!

  • Antoine

    I’d be curious to see this last movie of his. Reviews are good. So, I’m in for the contest.

  • The Rat

    Count me in Preet! Nice contest.
    The Rat

  • Peter Wilson

    Pick Me! Pick Me!!

  • Ben

    My hero! I need to see this film!!!

  • karash

    I love his movies, I’ve seen them all!

  • Canadian Dream

    Oooo, free movie. I’m in.

  • Gary

    definately going to watch the film

  • Brian

    Pick me, Pick me, Pick me!

  • bett

    Michael Moore is always thought provoking & helps us all be better critical thinkers. i would appreciate receiving the ‘Capitalism: A Love Story.’

  • Kel

    Would like a chance to get the dvd. Please random wizard – find me.

  • Elisabeth

    Have always been a fan of Michael Moore…creates wonderful table debate with my republican in-laws :-)

  • Russ

    Thanks for yet another contest, Preet. Michael Moore rocks, even if you’re not aligned with him politically . He is an important voice of dissent and a lightning rod for stimulating debate on critically important issues. Thanks Michael for all you do!

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