Privatizing The Realms Of Failed Institutions

Washington Post review of two movies, “ Iron Man 2 ”  and Casino Jack:  and the United States of Money” – one a comic-book –like fantasy, the other straight out of the headlines- – makes an interesting connection.  They both are about privatizing the realms of failed institutions.  Each is a “resonant portrait of rapaciousness and responsibility” for our times, according to Ann Hornaday.  She also notes that “Iron Man’s” protagonist responds to the smarmy senator character, who demands that he make public the formula for his exoskeleton, “with the classic libertarian argument that the suite is really his self, and that to turn it over to the government would be tantamount to ‘ indentured servitude or prostitution.’

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