Can "The Social Network" Topple "Wall...

Can "The Social Network" Topple "Wall Street"?

There are 8 comments on the WSAW-TV Wausau story from Oct 1, 2010, titled Can "The Social Network" Topple "Wall Street"?. In it, WSAW-TV Wausau reports that:

Jesse Eisenberg, left, and Joseph Mazzello are shown in a scene from "The Social Network." NEW YORK Can Facebook tackle Wall Street? It'll be up to moviegoers.

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plain folk wondering

Toronto, Canada

#1 Oct 1, 2010

Brainerd, MN

#2 Oct 1, 2010
They can't do much more damage than Obama has.
Loren Eberly

Mount Vernon, OH

#3 Oct 1, 2010
Natural Law: what Mother Nature, God, or Whatever Power decreed to be the reality of the real world, democracy, capitalism, the US Constitution, and free, fair, and affordable commerce?

Demands every corporation, farmer, business, outsourcer sweatshop, and nonprofit, tax-exempt, organization and Church markets the cost in the wholesale and retail price of his or her product and service; of every workers, consumers, and taxpayers living including pension and health care.

Police officers, Union workers, consumers, taxpayers cannot pay for the more stock dividends (money) Hillarys, Chinese, Foreign and Domestic Investors and Stockholders (money marketers) market quarterly. In the wholesale and retail price of every product and service Human Beings use for life. And Government needs to build, maintain and operate schools, infrastructure, and provide local and national security, and Government services with concessions.
TheInternetIs4So cialism

Detroit, MI

#4 Oct 1, 2010
This is about the movies.

When I saw the title I assumed they were talking about something I see in the works.

The internet doomed capitalism just like the industrial revolution doomed feudalism.

The internet was invented by the government for military purposes and coopted by business as a way to help maximize profits just like states in late feudalism used the industrial revolution to try to maximize their nation's(and hence the nobility's wealth). But industry allowed the merchants, the emerging bourgeoisie to build their wealth much faster than nobles whose hands were tied by duties of blood and piety. This built up to the point where the bourgeoisie was powerful enough and it overtook the power of the nobility.

Now the internet, even though it has helped the bourgeoisie to make a lot of wealth and even though it strengthened their power relative to the working class at first because they were the first to use it, because it has allowed for a vast growth in the power of ordinary people by strengthening the speed they can build connections and coordinate activity over long distances, the working class both poor blue collar workers and middle class professional workers is rapidly growing in power.

Capitalism and the bourgeois state will be replaced by socialism, an economic system based on social relations not centralized at the top but as a loose network of interdependent relationships between human beings doing everything life, work as free and independent but interdependent human beings cooperating on a voluntary basis. All economic relationships will become social and casual. The need for formality and a "strictly business" approach will vanish. In fact those approaches would be detrimental to economics in the socialist system.

The internet presents an opportunity, not widely used to exchange wants and necessities without using money on a widescale both between two people or two groups, or through vast systems of decision-making that will be defined, maintained, changed, and abolished according to the needs and decisions of people in their everyday lives. With the internet people can gradually make themselves more and more independent of increasingly monopolistic capitalist class and its state. Overtime capitalism and its state will shrink away to nothing as they become irrelevant.

It is nearly inevitable by the end of the 21st century the Social Network formed through The Internet will topple the pervasive, corrupting influence of Wall Street.

Since: Oct 10


#5 Oct 1, 2010
I am a HUGE fan of the ORIGINAL Wall Street, so naturally I rushed out to see Money Never Sleeps. I haven't checked the net yet but I am sure a lot of people will be disappointed as I was.

There were only 20 ppl in the theater last night and before it was done less than half had stayed. I was hoping for gripping money tale like Boiler Room but instead got a lame love story.

"Bud Fox" (Charlie Sheen) is back for all of 25 seconds.
J Greg Ness

Hudson, FL

#6 Oct 2, 2010
ABC News and Good Morning America expose the biggest rip pff on Wall Street: The Standard Insurance Company.

Wimborne, UK

#7 Oct 21, 2010
Both movies are good. The Social Network is good and so is Wall Street.

There is a good little breakdown of both see the youtube links via
Lori Shapiro

Virginia Beach, VA

#8 Mar 1, 2011
Revolt against Wall Street.

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