Capitalism Propaganda BS – Money as Salvation in America

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This capitalist propaganda film uses everyday objects around the home to demonstrate our reliance on business for our way of life. While the camera pans over a scene of a family having breakfast, a narrator tells us that without business, Mother wouldn’t have her pen, there would not be bread, nor a toaster in which to brown it. According to the film, three forms of business: production, distribution, and service, are the most efficient ways to meet demand for these necessary items. Most powerfully, the film insists that business is the way to salvation in American life. Business is credited with helping to “fulfill our desires for a better way of life.” Such language is not unique to the 1950s, but never before had it been said with such fervor.

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