Martians Learn about the Free Market from the Oil Industry

Douglas Rushkoff – author of the book Life Inc: How the world became a corporation and how to take it back – is a guest blogger.

Here's another great cartoon we found on when we were researching corporatism propaganda for Life Inc. In Destination Earth, sponsored by the American Petroleum Industry in 1956, Martian dissidents learn that oil and competition are the two things that make America great.

In spite of its unfaltering market bias (or maybe because of it) the film is still quite an entertainingly assembled piece of work.

For more on the movie, check out the background info at