Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy. Episode 19, Capitalism in Metropolis, Elysium, and Panem.

Contributor(s): Kyle Johnson, David [actor.] | The Great Courses (Firm) [dst] | Kanopy (Firm) [dst]Publisher number: 6817378 | KanopyPublisher: The Great Courses, 2018Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (34 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): Science fiction | Motion pictures | Philosophy and religionGenre/Form: Education films. Online resources: A Kanopy streaming video | Cover Image David Kyle JohnsonSummary: Capitalism is an economic philosophy as much as it is a practical system and, while it has many benefits, the capitalist system also has its share of pitfalls and ethical quandaries. Looking at the dystopian visions of the sci-fi films Metropolis, Elysium, and The Hunger Games, you will dive into the issue of balance and understand why an unregulated free market is a recipe for inequality.
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David Kyle Johnson

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Capitalism is an economic philosophy as much as it is a practical system and, while it has many benefits, the capitalist system also has its share of pitfalls and ethical quandaries. Looking at the dystopian visions of the sci-fi films Metropolis, Elysium, and The Hunger Games, you will dive into the issue of balance and understand why an unregulated free market is a recipe for inequality.

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