Friday, November 14, 2008

Market Indicators

This gives me reason to hope; Michael Moore is going to do his thing on the economy:

"This is going to tackle what's going on in the world and America's place in it," Paramount Vantage chief Nick Meyer said.

But as the political winds shifted in the months before the election -- and gusted after it -- Moore subtly began reorienting his movie. Instead of foreign policy, the film's focus now is more on the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy.

The untitled movie will contain an end-of-the-empire tone, say those familiar with the project, and Moore no doubt hopes that this will give it a more general feel that will untether it from a specific political moment.

If Michael Moore says we're doomed, recovery can't be far behind. Remember, this is the guy who said the average Cuban got better health care than Americans. I'm not saying that the Messiah-elect can't, and won't, screw it up, but having Michael Moore rooting for doom makes it far less likely to happen.