50 people from diverse places on the economic spectrum talk about how we do business and interact with one another. Honorable Capitalism? is not ideology-driven, despite the punctuation. The film promotes a fresh conversation about self-interest and community, and explores a fresh capitalism.
We all own the “system” to a degree, yet so many feel powerless. Daniel Yankelovich, the social scientist whose career has spanned decades of critical change in America, suggests that the American public needs to return to doing what it is famous for…pragmatic problem solving. This film hopes to nudge that process along.
Honorable Capitalism? has been privately funded by individuals who support a dialogue (versus argument) about capitalism. The film sprang from the question in its title and the discussions it created. It has unfolded in an organic way from person to person, state to state, country to country.
It seems that we are remembering how much we are connected and just how important are relationships. Things like civility and dignity and human potential need our attention. Yet, our society is more divided than ever, threatening our sense of being one “public” with individual fates that are linked. This film is an attempt to have an adult conversation about the challenges we face – a conversation tempered by communality, respect and forbearance.