The only thing good about the movie, The Corporation

Geoffrey Manne —  17 May 2007

Frankly, I thought the movie, The Corporation, was unabashedly abysmal.  It was a childish caricature, exhibiting no understanding by the filmmakers (or most of the interviewees) of the law, economics, or nature of corporations–to say nothing of capitalism.  The movie is unsophisticated, anti-capitalist tripe.  See Seth Weinberger’s review of the movie from the journal Political Communication for the longer version of this analysis. 

That said, the filmmakers have just provided me–and now you–with one of the most remarkable three minutes of video footage I’ve ever seen:  The Milton Friedman Choir. 

Milton Friedman on corporations says,
Corporations have no social duty
Except to those who own their stock.

Hat tip:  Henry Manne.

Geoffrey Manne

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3 responses to The only thing good about the movie, The Corporation

  1. 

    I much preferred “The Office.”

    Actually, I preferred some really horrible films to “The Corporation.” I actually liked “The Office.”

  2. 

    Pathetic. Why does this kind of tripe get any publicity at all? The movie was nothing more than sophomoric name-calling and disingenuous posturing, and this is just more of the same.

  3. 

    Couldn’t agree more. I said much the same:

    http://competitivenotes.blogspot.com/2007/02/corporation.html