The Crisis of Global Capitalism…as shown by Hannah Montana?

Posted: October 19, 2007 in Music, TV
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hannah-montana2.jpgIt looks like the “Hannah Montana” ticket fiasco has finally caught the eye of Uncle Sam. On Monday, a federal judge prohibited the use of automatic software to purchase mass amounts of tickets from outlets such as Ticketmaster.

Little did I know that a Disney star, the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus no less, would be the harbinger of things to come.

The decision was brought on by a lawsuit Ticketmaster filed in April against a Pittsburgh company, RMG Technologies.

Ticketmaster successfully argued that the company’s software allows scalpers to move ahead of other customers in line and purchase mass amounts of tickets that can be resold at higher prices.

“They’re cheating consumers out of a fair shot at these tickets, and we’re not going to stand for it anymore,” said Joe Freeman, a lawyer for Ticketmaster.

Frankly, we shouldn’t be the least bit surprised by this recent trend in ticket sales. Incidents like this, along with predatory lending practices that have brought us the brink of a real estate collapse in some economists eyes, are symptomatic of a much larger issue.

This “free market fundamentalism“, a combination of unregulated “robber baron capitalism” merged with merchantism, is also becoming known as “corporatism”. The usage has expanded to well beyond it’s original definition, one that was strictly industrial, and has come to include political and governmental structures.

The underlying belief is that free markets provide the greatest possible equity and prosperity, and that any interference with the market process decreases social well being. I, for one, disagree. I truly belive that there is such a thing as “too much of a good thing”.

Corporations are similar to sharks in that they exist merely to consume and our pocket books are their food of choice. I don’t say this to imply that they are inherently evil or to be demonized in any way. They are a vital part of our nation’s fabric.

That being said, we should be hesitant to just “hand over the keys” to either the economy or our national treasury. Remember a shark is a shark and we all know that sharks tend to bite anyone & everyone, even each other.

Moderation in all things” is universally considered wise counsel. We as a people should heed this advice.

  1. Nancy says:

    heyy, i’m Nancy Tasseor add me ( so bye

  2. mimi says:

    this is a great article. me and my BFF were realy bored, so i’m realy glad i found this! Rock On!

  3. marisa and kaylyn says:

    i love hannah montana

  4. djpostl says:

    LOL, glad to hear it Marisa & Kaylyn. She seems pretty down to earth for all the fanfare surrounding her. Thanks for the comment.

  5. Gabriela says:

    Oi , eu adoro Hannah Montana , ela é elgal e bonita !

  6. gabby says:

    I love you hannah monata is a very talented person when is your next concert hit me up on a meesage on my aim sweetey ;D

  7. olivia says:

    i love hannah montana im her #1 fan u rock

  8. Allison says:

    T0 olivia, No I’m her #1 fan, got it? I love her music, TV show, and her looks.

  9. stupid. says:

    u guys are stupid. u know that all fans are fans and i bet there are more intense fans than u!!

  10. djpostl says:

    Alright, relax people…no need to get in an all out war over who loves the girl most…especially not here because in case u didnt ACTUALLY READ the thing, this is about some business issues here.

  11. azalia says:

    hello!! hannah komo ztaz zpero k bn,bn,

    I love you°°°°°
    BYE kuidate plSsSsSsS!!!

  12. PINZITAS says:

    hello I YOU JAJA

  13. BELEN says:

    tods los fans d hannah q s mueran x sus usos agregarm xorfaa

    All the fans of mountainous hannah that m add

  14. sohia says:

    hannah montana u rock my world .theres only one thing do you want to be a normal kid, then gust being chaset around

  15. miley cyrus says:

    hi miley i’m sohia u rock my world .theres only one thing do you want to be a normal kid, then gust being chaset around

  16. Miley Gabriela says:

    HI, i realy like how Miley sing her voice it’s so much perfect she’s likes a princess i see her 3D concert and i realy like, i think ther i sing just like her. i live in Venezuela and i’ll be so much happy if Miley comes here thats be perfect. Bye……….

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