Sunday, July 5, 2009

American propaganda - Capitalism (1948) - or "Mr. Brown Sells Weenies"

Interesting from a historic perspective at the dawn of the Cold War era. It's a little corny and little campy, but still reminds us about the economic system that our country is built upon - and is going through a major overhaul at the current time. One of the major themes here is the notion of private property rights. Zoning is not dealt with in this piece, but it is a police power exercised by government to control the impacts of land uses on the general public - essentially restraining the rights of property owners.

Now, grab some popcorn and let's learn a little about Mr. Brown's weenies...