topics tackled this time: immigration (minuteman lives with family of illegals in LA), job outsourcing (guy lives in india to see the people who replaced him), atheist lives with a christian family, guy tries new age treatment for stress, pro-choice woman lives at pro-life shelter for women, morgan goes to jail. there were some big topics this season and it’s interesting as usual. the immigration one was interesting because the minuteman eventually realized that the mexican family was coming from abject poverty, but i don’t think that the family ever came to understand that we can’t just open the border for everyone in the world because they are living a very difficult life.
the computer programmer in the outsourcing episode came to the realization that his salary was better off paying for 10 indians than one american. that was unexpected.
the atheist didn’t change any minds, but was respectful and i think the christians didn’t think of her as the devil afterwards. i guess that’s some progress.
morgan spurlock going to jail was interesting. there were two jails – one where they had no structure, and just wasted time. that was a pathetic display and unfortunately it’s a too common occurrence. the other jail had structure and it seemed like there was some effort at rehabilitation. in the end, the friends he made who got out of prison were back within a couple months.Watched on TV