Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Shop the Truthdig Gift Guide 2014
December 18, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!


Go West, Young Han
Weather Extremes Rise as Planet Gets Hotter and Colder






Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
A/V Booth

‘Let Markets Rule Us’

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on May 26, 2014

Photo by mw509/YouTube

An old, creepy recording shows the Milton Friedman Choir singing that corporations are society’s saviors, that rule and decision making are best left to the so-called free market, and that other moral considerations for the business class should be absolutely gotten rid of.

The clip is a prime exhibit in the too-long history of America’s voodoo enchantment—leading back directly to the influence of 20th-century economists like Friedman—with the notion that human nature is synonymous with relentless self-interest, that the group is best served by its members’ efforts to serve themselves, and that freedom lies in subservience to impersonal forces rather than a conscious, democratic effort to ensure it through legislation.

mw509:

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

 
Monsters of Our Own Creation? Get tickets for this Truthdig discussion of America's role in the Middle East.
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Zuade Kaufman, Publisher   Robert Scheer, Editor-in-Chief
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.

Like Truthdig on Facebook