Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The Corporation

Last night Lou and I watched a documentary called The Corporation. It sets out to chart the rise of Corporations from the Industrial revolution to modern times and how it has turned from serving its owners and the general public to feed its own agenda - making money for the board.

Although the film itself sways to the left it clearly sets out both sides of the argument from corporate CEOs to people like Michael Moore [who incidentally appears more coherent in this film than in his own].

It is a fascinating documentary to watch and by the end you should want to never buy anything from Corporations again. However, the point is that Corporations have brainwashed us so much that even though you know they are self-serving and "evil", you still buy products from them. One of many amazing side notes highlighted is that of Coca Cola and Fanta Orange. During WW2, Coca Cola did not want to look like they were making profit from war so what did they do? Launched Fanta Orange in Germany. Different name but still making money for Coca Cola.
Another side to Corporations showed TV networks such as Fox News in America halt a report on a product used in the cow industry that had huge negative side-effects because it was making $30 million in revenue from showing the products advertisements.

The film is resplendent with many interesting footnotes in the rise of Corporations and "psychologically" breaks down its profile to show that if the Corporation were a human being it would be a psychopath.

This film serves as a great jack on the eye opener of car metaphors.

I would give this film 4.5 CEOs out of 5.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Lou said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm cokeeeeeee aghhhhhhhhhh

9:37 pm  
Blogger Jay Tea said...

FANTA!!

Here's an article about it:
http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-food/coca_cola.htm

9:59 pm  
Blogger Donovan said...

No coke.. pepsi! Hahaha!

11:05 pm  

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