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Noam Chomsky on rethinking capitalism

Political activist Noam Chomsky says: rethink capitalism or else our society is doomed to fail.

Noam Chomsky describes the purpose of our economic system as individual material gain, and explains why a society based on this principle will destroy itself in time.

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Anonymous

Chilling, thought-wrenching. Chomsky is the only brave man left in the US.
The only question is, even if we had a concerted effort, CAN we actually take back the power? Or do the corporations control so much that no amount of banding together of committed citizens can penetrate their defenses? The corporation is a true Frankenstein, a monster created that is immortal, has no conscience, cannot be punished and has the power of our laws and armies carrying out its prime directive which is profit, "at all costs." Selling water? How low will they go? The ultimate Airplane game-everyone thinks they will get rich off of others, but eventually there will be no resources and no people left to exploit.

I think of Joseph W. Campbell's story Twilight where the machines run the city but there are no people left. The machines are programmed to keep going. Nothing left but the machines...

Anonymous

Chilling, thought-wrenching. Chomsky is the only brave man left in the US.
The only question is, even if we had a concerted effort, CAN we actually take back the power? Or do the corporations control so much that no amount of banding together of committed citizens can penetrate their defenses? The corporation is a true Frankenstein, a monster created that is immortal, has no conscience, cannot be punished and has the power of our laws and armies carrying out its prime directive which is profit, "at all costs." Selling water? How low will they go? The ultimate Airplane game-everyone thinks they will get rich off of others, but eventually there will be no resources and no people left to exploit.

I think of Joseph W. Campbell's story Twilight where the machines run the city but there are no people left. The machines are programmed to keep going. Nothing left but the machines...

Casben

Noam has long been advocating putting our efforts into our communities instead of looking to Washington for guidance. With the energy crash on the horizon, I'm both scared and excited to watch this inevitable transition. The chapter of consumerism is closing, and I will suffer through the withdrawal like anyone else.

Casben

Noam has long been advocating putting our efforts into our communities instead of looking to Washington for guidance. With the energy crash on the horizon, I'm both scared and excited to watch this inevitable transition. The chapter of consumerism is closing, and I will suffer through the withdrawal like anyone else.

Anonymous

What drivel. Maybe there's more to it than can be packaged in 3:45, but there is nothing coherent about that segment. Just shards of concepts and beliefs rambled off in a sequence.

Anonymous

What drivel. Maybe there's more to it than can be packaged in 3:45, but there is nothing coherent about that segment. Just shards of concepts and beliefs rambled off in a sequence.

Kippopotamous

Go read one of his books then. I promise it will take you more than 3 minutes.

Seriously, to criticize ANYTHING as "just" being a series of concepts and beliefs smacks of defensive logic so twisted that it borders on desperation.

Kippopotamous

Go read one of his books then. I promise it will take you more than 3 minutes.

Seriously, to criticize ANYTHING as "just" being a series of concepts and beliefs smacks of defensive logic so twisted that it borders on desperation.

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