What is Capitalism? The word inspires a variety of passionate thoughts and opinions, often based on misconceptions and cases of bankrupt companies. Are societies themselves greedy? Is capitalism in turn corrupt? What must we do to create a fair economic system and a thriving American democracy?
Although capitalism was created as a basic moral institution, it has long been a distinction in who serves and how the economy and society benefit from it. When profits become a priority for people and the environment, capitalism can create unforeseen problems that threaten companies and their stakeholders: employees, customers, suppliers, society and shareholders.
Fishing With Dynamite is a documentary exploring the controversial history of American corporate culture. It explores the arguments of two influential theories among stakeholders and shareholder capitalism and tells through the extraordinary success stories of purpose-built companies (Costco, The Container Store, Whole Foods) that deal with all interest groups rather than just increasing shareholder value. possible future for companies from the 21st century.
Made in collaboration with Aspiration Entertainment, the movie excludes maximizing shareholder value capitalism, the 40-year myth that profits are reserved for companies. And it revives stakeholders’ attention, where companies meet the human needs of employees, customers, suppliers, investors, society and the natural environment.
By definition of aspects of capitalism, profitability and its moral responsibility are business leaders from The Container Store (Melissa Reiff and Kip Tindell), Eastman Chemical (Mark Costa), Lukes Lobster (Luke Holden), Whole Foods (John Mackey and Walter (Robb) and Costco Warehouse (Jim Sinegal), among others, The film features interviews with professors, writers and CEOs, including Robert Reich, economist, professor, writer and political commentator; Arthur Brooks, former president of the American Enterprise Institute’s conservative think tank; Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, Bethany McLean, author of The Smartest Guys in the Room, and R. Edward Freeman, Darden Professor and father of Stakeholder Theory.