Michael Moore's recent movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, is an important step toward popularizing the class war, but I was disappointed that his film stopped short of attacking one key problem of capitalism head on — the problem of accumulation. He never went so far as to illustrate how capitalism's inherent inequality of socioeconomic conditions always means an inequality of access to better socioeconomic conditions as well.
For this reason, I was left feeling that he has not criticized the capitalist system, but rather its more gross manifestations. And because of this, many viewers may leave the theater with disdain for Wall Street and casino capitalism. But I doubt the film makes any viewer question the morality of passive income, capital gains or bosses who profit from employee labor. These seemingly benign practices are rarely diagnosed as the cancer inherent to capitalist exploitation, but they affect many more people than Goldman Sachs or Citigroup. Moore implies our enemy lives in big corporate buildings in New York and Chicago, which they do, but they also live right here in Buncombe County.
— Thad Eckard