It's Everybody's Business 1954 US Chamber of Commerce; John Sutherland Animation Macdonald Carey

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adal von karlsburg : oh how cute... and idealistic. Reality is full of greedy bastards and corruption

BVargas78 : And then globalism came along and blew everything out of the ocean.

Suraht : "In 1900, many men had to work 10 hours a day, six days a week to earn enough money to provide their families with the bare essentials." - Kind of funny that we're pretty much back there, 118 years later.

Jiggly McSugertits : a right to own property. What a joke ,more like a right to rent property. don't pay your taxes and see what happens.

Bill T : Wow. 1954 was awesome if you were a white male.

iamthesasi : Lol at butthurt communists in the comments.

Blue Snail : What a nice animation, maybe the comments section will be equally pleasant. Oh no, no it isn't.

Washboard Man : I want a little porcelain Congress building that sends out a dancing Uncle Sam to tip his hat to you every time you put a quarter in it.

LiquoriceLover : All I could think about during the first half of the cartoon was the fact that in the 1950s American hat makers were still using organic mercury in the hat making business, so Johnson or whatever his name was would probably develop "hatters tremors" and die early of mercury poisoning.

frankovito : Notice it skipped thru mergers acquisitions when dealing with competition. The reality is that the two refrigerator companies merge and develop a monopoly and charge higher prices for the same or lower quality, and lay off workers that duplicate efforts. The other reality is that the companies form a bloc to lobby (read as bribe) the lawmakers into "tax reform" and take more taxes from consumers to pay out bailouts the companies who are inefficient in production or new R&D. Then the companies find out the war effort makes a higher profit due to the shifted production priorities. This makes the "lobby" effort shift to more defense spending and a perpetual war. Not to mention lawmakers and government owning stock in these said corporations. Also some of these corporate execs and government are one in the same people going thru the revolving door. If only our little mad-hatter just cut a deal with the French hatter to merge and gouge the prices of the hats, then use that extra money to donate to the campaign of the French guy to run for mayor and tax the women buying the hats and give that tax money back to the business, after all they are "job creators", right?

EricIrl : Ahh - innocent times. No such thing as Credit Default Swaps or Subprime Mortgages.

HypnoPants : This video is making me sad, knowing how the standard of living keeps getting worse.

Barry I. Grauman : Bill Scott co-wrote several of these Sutherland "public relations" films at the time--- and after a while, he was SICK of them. He recalled, "Every time I tried to quit, they stuffed my mouth with money." Finally, in 1956, he DID leave the Sutherland studio- and eventually became partners with Jay Ward.....who produced "ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS", beginning in 1959.

Tru metalhead on Maui ey : 5 day 40 hour workweeks, remember those?

xr xr : sadly the USA has transformed itself into an oligarchy.

Randy Zeitman : So lets get this right ,,, he's the best at what he does but has no idea profits are way down, despite that he's turning out hundreds of hats. So he quits. But apparently he earned so well, ever before he realized his worth, that he saved up enough to start a business .... because he's apparently not married and has no kids ... because he's not smart enough to find a job where he's not working 80 hours? ... who knows. He says "Phooey, I can run this business better myself" ... oh really? ... then why didn't he have ANY idea of the situation? ... why didn't he help save the business in exchange for a piece of it when it was going downhill? ... why didn't he bring in fresh ideas? So he pulls out his nest egg ... puts his entire retirement at risk ... to start a business without any experience whatsoever. All his money goes to the building ... so why not rent? ... why not build the business on the weekend? ... if business is bad where he is and he's not getting a raise and he's the best at what he does then start leaving at 5 pm. Luckily, he could find investors ... why didn't he before jumping ship? Luckily, a man just happened to show up with the raw materials needed. Luckily, he's never made a woman's hat in his life and gets the idea, by luck, from women walking in front of him. What an incredibly lucky guy. I guess they forgot to say he has the right to be lucky. So this seems to be saying the American Dream is literally that ... a dream, like winning the lottery.

Tim Metevelis : And Jonathan's hat business would be pushed out of business today. When those hats across the street were sold retail at half his cost of product. Also his competitor would have corporate tax break to help "grow the economy" thanks to their lobbyists in Congress.

David Hendrickson : sadly it dont work this way anymore. The politicians line their pockets with our money

tocororo : That cartoon should be mandatory in every school today

c boswell : vvvv just look at all the homicidal commies complaining about everything that is better than slavery & tyranny. they want everyone's lives to be as empty & pointless as "modern art".

Fred Pilcher : Fantastic ideas! Someone should try them some time.

Patrick I : This is such bs propoganda. There use to be no income tax. Some of those mentioned are not rights. And no you cannot do those things today. Pretty much all of those rights mentioned are violated on the daily. And no government is not allowed to take away peoples rights if there is war. Whats the point of fighting other countries to preserve our rights if we dont have them to begin with? We might as well not fight.

david agonburg : Ahh, good ol' government propaganda. Its truly amazing how a 20 minute video manages to whitewash the entirety of American history, ignore certain inconvenient truths (not a single mention/portrayal pf slavery and blafrican americans for one thing), and provide a hilariously naive and idealistic vision of American capitalism that in reality is no more attainable than communist ideals. The assertion that we should only lobby the government for essential services is also adorable. Apparently, there's no need to ensure that people ACTUALLY have the rights the video claims all Americans posess. At this time, property ownership was impossible for millions, most people would be fired if they actually tried to negotiate with their employers, and freedom of religion was only really enjoyed if you were Christian ( in addition to the endless discrimination all non-Christians experienced, atheists were legally barred from being elected officials). Still, the video is so cute tho... In all seriousness, this remarkable piece of propaganda is an excellent reminder of the dangers of viewing one's situation through a veil of ignorance and wishful thinking. Also, it truly is emblematic of a time when, despite our supposed state of "freedom of opportunity" and "democratic ideals", America was as oppressive, bigoted, unequal, corrupted, and (if we are to judge by the constitution) thoroughly "un-American" as ever. P.S. To all the Trump supporters and disgruntled baby videos defending this piece of garbage, please just stop. We will never return to the America of your youth, and all of us should be grateful that we no longer have to live through the quiet atrocities of the 1950's.

Penguin2207 : This is so gross...especially in the second half it basically says the people should not demand things from the government, because that will increase taxes. How about cutting the defense budget which was especially too big in the 50s post WWII? It then said due to increased taxes, that may start to crack the rights which civilization is built on. Is that some sort of poorly masked threat? Demand too much and lose rights? Also, nowhere did the video show or mention freedom of speech...which is arguably more fundamental to the US than the right to make a business. This was a good view at the mindset that the US had towards education 70 years ago, but should not be mistaken as a genuine learning aid to be used today...better find something more up to date...it is dangerous to try and apply this basic info today.

Sailor Barsoom : "...and all those who set foot on these shores had the opportunity to build a better life for themselves." Except, you know, slaves, and all the times we kept trying to get as close to slavery as we could without having to call it that, like the Chinese we got to build our railroads for us. But it's so much more fun if we leave out the ugly parts of history. When this was made, wages and productivity tracked closely. If Joe Worker was able to make his bosses twice as much money in a week, he got paid... well probably not twice as much but more than before. Since the 1970s wages have barely kept up with inflation, and have NOT kept up with productivity. Seems Permafreeze has figured out that sex sells. There's some truth to that bit about things being different in time of war, and how we are quick to seed rights when threatened. So if it seems strange that we seem to be in a perpetual state of war... well who gets more powerful when that happens? Sometimes we demand that government do more, but we don't want to pay the taxes for it. This leads to things like rising deficits and asset forfeiture.

Zimph : This has been great. Thanks a ton for this upload! My kids have really been enjoying watching this cartoon. My son usually asks about the business cartoon and asks if we can watch it after school, and my daughter asks about the hat cartoon. Now my son keeps telling me he wants to tell his boss he quits and start his own business.

Samuel Baugh : But... But... MUH COMMUNISM! -Reddit, Probably

J Ashton : Freedom of worship? I think not..and notice how the slave trade was omitted.

Min Nohara's Channel Of Fun : Dem Waifus...

TheAkelei : That's all good and well but I find it absolutely peculiar that they just dropped the fact that the immigrants just destroyed the home of the original nation, the indians, and the indians with them. Typical.

Ichijoe2112 : This is Trump's dream of a White 1950s el-America. Not a single non-white person of color ANYWHERE! Let alone any Kebombs this is how MAGA should be.

Coda Scott : This is an excellent video. Thank you!

seattlebeard : This cartoon brought to you by the Koch Brothers.

PowerTuber 3.0 : Before multi (3rd world) culturalism, feminism, entitlement, victimization and political correctness.

SassyHershsey SassyHershey : venture capitalists are not "friends and neighbors" Slaves are not mentioned.

Bethanie steph : 17:02 if liberals & democrats just understood this.

Kabloona Kelly : And now, I wont have to watch a completely separate video about refrigerators on "How it's made". .....Saved myself 5 mins.... Yay me.

CrazyWarriorCatLady : Well, in the 1950s, CEOs were getting paid about 70% more than their fellow employees. Now, CEOs are being paid 200% more than their employees. Wages are no longer keeping up with inflation, but that’s okay because thanks to feminism, women are now working as well. This leaves many children unsupervised, or in the care of strangers. Due to the cost of raising a family, many Americans are no longer having children. Without children our population steadily declines, and if our population continues to decline, then our consumerism goes down. If that goes down, then so does our economy. However, many immigrants flock to this country for a better life, and since we have extremely lenient laws when it comes to starting a business, they are for the most part right. Then again, even that doesn’t last due to the fact that many bigger, better companies can squash smaller companies like a bug thanks to the fact that these large, powerful companies have several loop holes that allow them to not have to pay taxes such as starting their own charities. Welcome to the new America.

Xenovista : Back before everything got outsourced to virtual slave labor in third world nations. When we made our own goods and there was enough work to go around.

Trevor Keen : Silly Americans - you think you invented capitalism? People have been starting and running businesses since ancient times.

233kosta : 8 socialists find these freedoms inconvenient for their plans of world domination.

mxferro : BS!!!.... during WW2 companies raked in serious money through govt contracts etc.... Why you think Eisenhower talked of military-industrial complex.. Stop starting wars and GIVE THE CITIZENS SINGLE PAY HEALTH CARE and supported education!...jesus is it that hard to understand??!!

NoxZero : too bad business is being funneled into monopolies. So many buyouts. And goods are being made by machine and streamlined to the consumer killing alot of jobs in the process. Not to mention most goods are manufactured and imported from foreign countries. Crazy how most of the world's wealth is had by 1% of the population. And as of late their wealth has increased exponentially and most of those profits are simply removed from the economy into their pockets.

YukitoOnline : Pretty much why Pure Socialism is a disease for a nation.. People would want more from the government and thus more taxes..

mxferro : Funny too...they show train with taxes...when feds still had heavy regulation on RRs...While subsidizing airports and highways!!

TheDrexxus : In the real world, business hates competition and does anything that it possibly can to avoid it so they can make more profit by charging more money, lowering quality and other expenses. Like cable companies... They each targeted different parts of the country so they could be the sole provider of cable service in their area so no one had a choice or alternative. Then once other companies did finally start to move in on each other's turf, what did they do? They bought them out so they still own everything and can still charge whatever they want. Capitalism may sound like a good thing on paper and when you paint it up in cutesy cartoons like this video, but the reality isn't that simple. You can get a company that offers something that is either a necessity or a very important and high demand luxury and they'll only agree to bring it into a given area once they make deals with the people in that area to be the sole provider of said product. The people who agree to those terms don't have much choice because each provider makes the exact same offer because every single one of the greedy SOBs want no competition and this location needs whatever service or product is being offered or else THEY will lose money by not attracting the right class of citizen or drastically limiting growth. Ugh. There is a reason that the majority of people who are successful in the business world are psychopaths. The more successful the business is, the more likely it is ran by a psychopath. And this isn't an opinion or even personal observation, this is a verifiable fact that has been researched and commented on many times. Psychopaths are often associated with being mass murderers and things like that but it isn't true, it's primarily just because they have zero empathy or compassion for other living things and only care about themselves. It's a requirement to thrive in our system.

rascalferret : Trickle fed technology, planned obsolescence, incompatible component upgrades, specialized tools, force fed advertising and junk mail, misleading packaging, harmful and pollutant by products, manipulated supply and demand, corporate consolidation and compartmentalization, special interests and usury .... someone has hijacked something

not mack : Some parts of this are legitimate, such as the point on services, NY is now driving taxpayers away because of excessive social programs

id13 : looks like Trump's economical promises

Levi French : I see so many comments that love this cartoon. However, this is simply an example of capitalist propaganda. The message is ehhhhhhrrmmrmr not so great if you think about it