Here's the interview from which the Michael Moore's comment came from:
I like the part where the interviewer asked if Moore is a hypocrite for making so much money from the capitalist system then turning around to call it evil. Moore gave a pretty good answer to that one.
If capitalism is evil, what's the solution?
"Some people say to me, democracy is not an economic system, it's a political system. My answer to that is, you think capitalism has nothing to do with politics?
Let's quit talking like we're back in Economics 101. Capitalism is not only an economic system that legalizes greed, it also has at its foundation a political system of capitalism that is, "We have to buy the political system because we don't have enough votes. We're only 1% of the votes. We have to buy the people, and we have to buy the people by convincing them if they work hard, they too can be rich one day." [Americans] have gone along with it for the last 30 years. " - Michael Moore on his movie Capitalism [Link].
Yes, Michael Moore again. You can always count on his movies to exaggerate, spread half truths and tell one sided stories based on his own political agenda. That is Michael Moore and intelligent people will watch his "pseudo" documentaries and know they are simplistic portrayals of reality and won't simply accept his point of view without question. So is it true that Americans worked hard for the past 30 years and were short-changed by their system? The truth is Americans partied for the past 30 years going on an consumption binge while Asian workers worked in factories and sweatshops to produce the goods Americans consumed. If the Americans are victims of capitalism, the Chinese factory worker who is paid pittance for his labor is a bigger victim of capitalism. What about workers on a small island where there is no minimum wage and the income gap is twice as big as that of America....where the most people don't even get to vote because they don't really have a democratic political system.
Still, I like Moore. He gets us all interested and thinking with his documentaries.