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Capitalism Comes to Raleigh

Michael Moore’s new film “Capitalism: A Love Story” will be shown for free tonight at 7:30pm at the Regal North Hill’s Stadium 14.

Raleigh-Durham was chosen as one of ten “hard-hit” cities to get a free preview screening. Moore’s new film chronicles the loss of the American middle class, offering a scathing critique of an economic system that allows the top 1% to have more financial wealth than the bottom 95%.

Those who have “lost their jobs or are in foreclosure,” may attend the film for free, though no one is required to present any proof that they have fallen on hard times.

Its perhaps surprising that the film is being shown in North Hills, in the heart of “Midtown,” which serves as one of the affluent new hip hubs of urbane Raleigh, full of expensive boutiques, spas, and restaurants. But in a way is is also appropriate. Underneath the veneer of North Hills upper middle class prosperity lies the reality of today’s precarious economy: thousands of hard-working families who are just one step (or one hospital visit) away from losing their mini-American dream because of a lay-off, foreclosure, or bankruptcy.

The reality of today’s economic system is that even the educated and successful are now vulnerable to Wall Street’s capricious whims.

See more info. here.

2 Comments

  1. Rob B

    October 1, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Watch as the yuppie moms line up so they can feel like they’re really educated about the world, really “reaching out and doing something” for the poor.

  2. IBXer

    October 2, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Promoting this garbage is a new low for you guys.