Capitalism in the media
SYNOPSIS and INTRODUCTION The image portrayed of capitalism and capitalists in American media is consistently and overwhelmingly negative. The discussion here is confined to American media. However, there is little reason to believe that a more favorable image of capitalism and capitalists is to be found elsewhere, since America is considered universally and with some justification to be the most capitalistic country on earth. In some ways there is more capitalistic treatment of business in places like Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea, but it appears that there is also significant political coercion, or corruption or both in those countries. While the presentation here is selective, it is also representative of American media. In American motion pictures one would be hard pressed to find a film presenting a favorable view of business, free enterprise, or business people, while the number is legion of films with an anti-business message and evil business people as important characters