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    What is capitalism? Now a days the word “capitalism” is thrown around a lot, and many people describe it differently. Capitalism is a term used to portray the economic system we use today; it’s a system that builds the foundation of our country and a system that purely works for profit. The documentary “Roger and Me” showcases an Ex-journalist Michael Moore on the road to receive more answers on Flint, Michigan and the sudden closing of its General Motors auto plants. With over 30,000 people out of work, the documentary illustrates why our society is critically flawed and how by revealing the true face of capitalism. Moore begins his documentary showcasing home videos; in a voice over Moore describes himself as “kind of a strange child”, and son of a General Motors AC spark plugs assembly line employee. Moore spotlights how GM defined his childhood while growing up in flint, supplying jobs to his family for generations and being the economic and social hub of the town. The fuel for Moore to expose…

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    In Michael Moore’s documentary “Roger and Me” shows a good example of corporate social responsibility as it is utilized and saw as a part of genuine living. In the movie, the CEO of General Motors, Roger Smith, lays off 300,000 laborers by shutting 11 of his plants in the United States. Following this move he expects on opening numerous employments in Mexico with the opening of 11 new plants that he can afford for the cost of at a much lesser expensive. In my opinion, Michael Moore's perspective…

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    Before explaining the setting of the interview for the ethnography, I must first introduce my friend Roger, who will be my main participant in this process. Roger and I first met at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg during my first semester and we soon became friends, due to the fact that the both of us loved critiquing movies. Although his major is in Anthropology, he stated that the Big Bang Theory was one of his favorite sitcoms. Despite the series based on the physics and associated…

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    Roger and Me takes place in Flint, Michigan. The film shows Michael Moore’s quest to hunting down GM CEO Roger Smith. His intent is to interview M. Smith after the layoffs in Flint. The layoffs began when Mr. Smith deemed the best course of action for GM in the “recession” was to move manufacturing plants from Flint to Mexico. The results began with thousands unemployed and resulted in over 100,000 unemployed. The Flint economy and local government was funded through the General Motors. The…

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    Moore looks back on his first film, Roger & Me, about the regional economic impact of General Motors CEO Roger Smith's decision to close several auto plants in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. Moore tries to go into the General Motors head office in Detroit to speak to the Chairman but was denied access. Due to this, he feels as the many times he tried they never allowed him access. He says its “about time” someone let him in and that he has good ideas. He then moves on to talk about President…

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    Roger and Me Essay When General Motors left Flint, it put many people out of work and out of their homes. People became homeless and struggled to make ends meet. Businesses were forced to close and a lot of the money that was in Flint had left. Flint has tried rebuilding itself, but nothing seems to work. Throughout the film, many sociological ideas are seen like the conflict theory of deviance, the class dominance theory, and urban renewal. Because of General Motors, the city of Flint has never…

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    American Dad is an animated sitcom by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman that started on Fox but was canceled July 16,2013 but was picked up by the cable TV station TBS for the 11th season. American Dad first aired on February 6,2005 right after Super Bowl XXXIX which was also the first time Fox called their animated programming Animation Domination. In 2005, in addition to American Dad, Animation Domination also included programs like The Simpsons, Family Guy, and King of the Hill.…

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    The documentary, Roger and Me, directed, produced, and starred Michael Moore was about his journey to explain what happened to General Motors in Flint, Michigan. The film includes interviews from different people living in Flint that were affected by the closing of the factories and businessmen of General Motors. Moore also shows how Roger Smith, the CEO of General Motors, wouldn’t want to speak about the issue in Flint and how his choices were affected the daily lives of so many families that…

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    portray main character Roger Davis . I say this because Rodger and I are similar in the way that we both have a hard time coming up with new and original content. While Rogers issue revolves around his music, my issue is with essays. Ironically, we both know new material is necessary for our occupations, but due to certain circumstances we are both unable to produce. Why might this be occurring in my instance? Well, the oversaturation of ‘creative and free thinking’ assignments has robbed my…

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    Time magazine is most famous for its political articles. In this magazine, there were several articles about politics including, “Trump’s immigration order is legal—for now,” “Trump’s Supreme Court pick puts Democrats in a bind,” “Trump’s hard line on Mexico gives left-wing populist an opening,” and several others throughout the magazine. There was only one article about science titled, “How a war on science could hurt the U.S.—and its citizens.” The only article about health was “How family…

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