capitalism http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/144/all en New Anti-American Show Praised by USA Network President http://mrc.org/articles/new-anti-american-show-praised-usa-network-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chris McCumber calls upcoming series, Mr. Robot, ‘timely and relevant.&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Craving an anti-American show where the “elites” are playing ‘god’ without permission? Look no further than<em><a href="http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot/home#"> Mr. Robot</a></em>, a drama set to premiere on USA starting June 24, 2015.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-anti-american-show-praised-usa-network-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Government Adam Smith anti-American anti-capitalist banks businesspeople capitalism Chris McCumber Comcast corporate America corporations Economics economy invisible hand Mr. Robot Occupy Wall Street Recession USA Network vigilantism wealth Mon, 04 May 2015 15:49:51 +0000 julia.seymour 48816 at http://mrc.org Socialists: ‘Down with Capitalism!’ (Except for the Internet) http://mrc.org/articles/socialists-down-capitalism-except-internet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> International May Day 2015 online rally relies on tools the free market helped create. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">One socialist coalition is inadvertently relying on capitalism to protest just that.</p><p dir="ltr">The World Socialist Web Site and other groups sponsored the <a href="http://internationalmayday.org/">International May Day Online</a> rally, which will feature live speeches streaming around the world on May 3, 2015. &nbsp;The event has many slogans including, “Down with capitalism and imperialism,” and “Unite the working class internationally against war, dictatorship and poverty!”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/socialists-down-capitalism-except-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government International Politics capitalism central planning economic systems International May Day Internet May Day online rallies socialism socialist organizations Fri, 01 May 2015 18:40:08 +0000 julia.seymour 48804 at http://mrc.org NBC News Website Promotes Laissez-Faire ‘Confucian Capitalism’ http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-news-website-promotes-laissez-faire-confucian-capitalism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In spite of network’s bias against capitalism and free-market economics. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Confucius say surprising things about capitalism.</p><p dir="ltr">Even more surprising was the decision by NBC News to promote the video from sister network CNBC about “Confucian capitalism” and the Chinese philosopher’s laissez-faire views of economics, given the network’s past attacks on capitalism.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-news-website-promotes-laissez-faire-confucian-capitalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media capitalism China chinese philosophy CNBC Confucius free markets laissez-faire NBC Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:02:41 +0000 julia.seymour 48392 at http://mrc.org Hollywood’s War on Success Teaches Youth All the Wrong Lessons http://mrc.org/articles/hollywoods-war-success-teaches-youth-all-wrong-lessons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Young audiences hit by barrage of TV and movie negativity about businesses, corporate ethics, capitalism. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <ul><li>Children and young adults are spending more than 100 hours each month watching video, many in front of their TVs.</li></ul><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/hollywoods-war-success-teaches-youth-all-wrong-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Media 2 Broke Girls anti-business anti-capitalism blacklist business capitalism CEOs consulting firms corporations dallas entertainment for youth Entertainment Media ethics fake news Frozen hard work hawaii 5-0 hollywood House of Lies How to Get Away with Murder Identity Thief Iron Man Occupy Wall Street Scandal Spiderman success The Daily Show The Great Gatsby top grossing films TV viewing young audiences Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:00:14 +0000 julia.seymour 48307 at http://mrc.org At Davos, Soros-funded Group’s President Says Look to Bretton Woods for Economic Advice http://mrc.org/articles/davos-soros-funded-groups-president-says-look-bretton-woods-economic-advice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New America Foundation foundation promotes initiative with same name as earlier Soros conference </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132289" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/davos-soros-funded-groups-president-says-look-bretton-woods-economic-advice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy International Bretton Woods II capitalism Davos George Soros New America Foundation society World Economic Forum Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:16:19 +0000 julia.seymour 48068 at http://mrc.org 10 Ways Liberals Stuff Thanksgiving With Attacks On Capitalism http://mrc.org/articles/10-ways-liberals-stuff-thanksgiving-attacks-capitalism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Outrageous claims that drain all the goodness and fun out of Turkey Day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Grinch stole Christmas, and liberals have been trying to steal Thanksgiving.&nbsp; </p> <p>Liberals are always looking for a platform to push their economic policies and bash capitalism via the media. Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for them to do both. Leading up to Turkey Day, liberals have consistently discovered inventive avenues for attacking businesses and philosophies they don’t like while promoting their left-wing policies. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/10-ways-liberals-stuff-thanksgiving-attacks-capitalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Family Media Patriotism business capitalism taxes Thanksgiving Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:43:56 +0000 dan.gainor 47740 at http://mrc.org AlterNet: Pets ‘Public Enemy Number Two’ Due to ‘Negative Impact’ on Climate http://mrc.org/articles/alternet-pets-public-enemy-number-two-due-negative-impact-climate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left-wing website decries pets’ massive ‘carbon paw prints.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Left-wing website AlterNet declared pets “<a href="http://www.alternet.org/environment/surprisingly-large-carbon-paw-print-our-beloved-polluting-pets">Public Enemy Number Two</a>,” just days after one of its writers shamed moms as “<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/katie-yoder/2014/11/18/alternet-writer-suggests-moms-are-environmental-villains">environmental villains</a>” for having children.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/alternet-pets-public-enemy-number-two-due-negative-impact-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media alternet animals capitalism carbon carbon footprint carbon pawprint Environmentalism pets polluters Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:20:12 +0000 julia.seymour 47693 at http://mrc.org CBS’ Sherlock Holmes: Bankers ‘Crooks,’ Profits ‘Obscene’ http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-sherlock-holmes-bankers-crooks-profits-obscene <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Network’s ‘Elementary’ platform for anti-capitalistic rhetoric. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Bankers and capitalism are to blame for worldwide economic turmoil. That’s the controversial perspective preached by a reinvented Sherlock Holmes character on CBS’s “Elementary,” played by British actor Jonny Lee Miller. </p><p dir="ltr">Miller returns in the third season premiere of “Elementary” &nbsp;Oct. 30, as the world’s most famous detective. But his portrayal is far from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes. The Holmes of “Elementary” made no secret of his political leanings in previous seasons. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-sherlock-holmes-bankers-crooks-profits-obscene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy anti-capitalism Banking business capitalism cbs commerce elementary profit Sherlock Holmes TV shows Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:17:42 +0000 julia.seymour 47491 at http://mrc.org Salon Writer Blasts U.S. Military Spending, Blames Ebola on ‘Greed’ http://mrc.org/articles/salon-writer-blasts-us-military-spending-blames-ebola-greed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> America ‘set the stage’ for Ebola outbreak with its ‘death-oriented spending priorities,’ Robert Hennelly claims. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Ebola epidemic in <st1:place>Africa</st1:place> is one of the worst public health crises in recent memory. The deaths of so many is a tragedy, one that Salon writer Robert Hennelly <a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/10/22/ebolas_grim_original_secret_how_capitalism_and_obscene_military_spending_got_us_here/?utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=socialflow3">used</a> to blame American “greed,” “capitalism” and spending priorities.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/salon-writer-blasts-us-military-spending-blames-ebola-greed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Health International Media Africa capitalism disease outbreak Ebola greed Military military spending Salon.com U.S. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:18:22 +0000 julia.seymour 47459 at http://mrc.org China Not ‘Communist’ Says Author Naomi Klein on MSNBC http://mrc.org/articles/china-not-communist-says-author-naomi-klein-msnbc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While touting her ‘Capitalism vs. The Climate’ book, Klein gets the facts wrong, again. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129513" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Author and columnist Naomi Klein is still having trouble getting her facts straight. This time, in an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” she tried to argue China is not a communist country, even though it is run by the Communist Party of China.</p><p dir="ltr">In that Sept. 24 interview, Klein was promoting her new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate.” She claimed that “we have an economic system that has essentially waged war” on the planet.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/china-not-communist-says-author-naomi-klein-msnbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Economy Environment International Media anti-capitalism author capitalism carbon emissions China Climate Change Columnist Global Warming Morning Joe MSNBC Naomi Klein Pollution Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:31:30 +0000 julia.seymour 47225 at http://mrc.org Liberal Media Embrace ‘Rock Star’ Far-Left Economist Piketty http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-embrace-rock-star-far-left-economist-piketty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> French economist’s massive economic text touted as ‘beach read,’ in spite of radical proposals like 80 percent tax on incomes above $500,000. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Thomas Piketty is enjoying his moment in the sun. The French economist who has spent his career studying income inequality, recently published “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” The book rose to the top of the Amazon best-seller list on April 22.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-embrace-rock-star-far-left-economist-piketty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Government International Media Taxes 80 percent tax rate alternet capital capitalism cbs french economist global wealth tax high taxes income taxes marxist New York Times radical thomas piketty Vox Washington Post wealth tax Wed, 07 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 julia.seymour 46180 at http://mrc.org ‘Shark Tank’s’ Kevin O’Leary Rips Minimum Wage ‘Insanity’ http://mrc.org/articles/shark-tanks-kevin-oleary-rips-minimum-wage-insanity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wealthy entrepreneur tells CNBC uncertainty over wages hurts job growth and small businesses. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Venture capitalist and businessman Kevin O’Leary expressed frustration over the minimum wage debate on Feb. 26 during a “Squawk Box” interview.</p><p dir="ltr">O’Leary, the co-host of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” argued on CNBC that the very debate over wage hikes is already hurting job creation by discouraging small businesses from hiring.</p><p dir="ltr">Closing his eyes and waving a fist, O’Leary said, “I don’t know why people are debating this issue. This is sheer insanity. It’s sheer insanity. There is no metric that makes sense on this.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/shark-tanks-kevin-oleary-rips-minimum-wage-insanity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media businesses capitalism CNBC jobs jobs growth kevin o'leary Minimum Wage shark tank Squawk Box Wages Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:35:19 +0000 julia.seymour 45637 at http://mrc.org Daily Beast's Goldberg Lauds Pope As 'Voice Against the Tyranny' of 'Global Capitalism' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/daily-beasts-goldberg-lauds-pope-voice-against-tyranny-global-capitalism <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-11-MSNBC-AI-Goldberg.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's <em>All In with Chris Hayes</em> on MSNBC, the <em>Daily Beast</em>'s Michelle Goldberg praised Pope Francis as a "voice against the tyranny or the hegemony of global capitalism" during a discussion of whether the Pope should be chosen <em>Time</em>'s "Person of the Year." Goldberg:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/daily-beasts-goldberg-lauds-pope-voice-against-tyranny-global-capitalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Economy Faith capitalism Catholic Church Daily Beast Michelle Goldberg Pope Francis Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:40:14 +0000 45137 at http://mrc.org Oh Horror! Liberal Media's Top Five Free-Market Monsters http://mrc.org/articles/oh-horror-liberal-medias-top-five-free-market-monsters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Boogeymen include pro-capitalism politicians, businesspeople, NRA and more. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">As Halloween approaches, many people devour scary stories and the annual celebration of fear. But the media don’t reserve frightening tall tales for October, they promote fear all year long, especially over the dangers of climate change, guns and those who promote free-market capitalism.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/oh-horror-liberal-medias-top-five-free-market-monsters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Government Media Politics business people capitalism Charles and David Koch CNN free markets halloween Koch Brothers Michele Bachmann MSNBC NRA Ted Cruz Wayne LaPierre Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:25:12 +0000 julia.seymour 44831 at http://mrc.org HuffPo Live Celebrates OWS on Two-Year Anniversary http://mrc.org/articles/huffpo-live-celebrates-ows-two-year-anniversary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Interviews reveal occupiers’ extremism that was often ignored by news media. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">On the second anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, protesters once again gathered in New York City to protest. Agenda items included puppet theater and calls for a “Robin Hood” tax on Wall Street.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/huffpo-live-celebrates-ows-two-year-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Media Politics Taxes Anniversary anti-capitalism capitalism class warfare Communism Extremism huffington post huffington post live occupier Occupy Wall Street protest radicalism robin hood tax socialism Wall Street Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:46:38 +0000 julia.seymour 44511 at http://mrc.org