What Think You? Please share some of the thoughts that occurred to you about or during the film today. Feel free to comment on the comments of others.
One thing that struck me was the the viewpoint that a minority of people (eg. corporations/ politicians) profit handsomely from the effective "stupidity" of others (eg. consumers). In the film, Noam Chomsky suggests that one reason for this is to establish peoples' brand loyalties early on in life, so they will focus their money and energy toward amassing commodities. For the unconvinced, consider the following statistic: consumer spending accounts for roughly two-thirds of the U.S. economy.
Here are links to books written by two of the authors interviewed in the film: Giancarlo Livraghi and James F. Welles, Ph. D.