Top Leaderboard, Site wide
July 30, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Help us grow by sharing
and liking Truthdig:
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Newsletter

sign up to get updates








Truthdig Bazaar
The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

By Dante Alighieri
$21.57

more items

 
A/V Booth

Noam Chomsky on Some Simple Ways to Ruin an Economy

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

Posted on Mar 6, 2014
YouTube

Scholar, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky kicks off this talk filmed last month with a simple, provocative premise: “Let’s pose that for some perverse reason that we were interested in ruining an economy and a society.” Now, who would want to go and do a thing like that?

Well, for starters, Chomsky looks to the top brass at banks who were generously rewarded for nearly decimating the national and international economies. The current economic system in America, he says, is so dysfunctional “that it cannot put eager hands to needed work using the resources that would be readily available if the economy were designed to serve human needs rather than wealth beyond the dreams of avarice for a privileged few.”

Starting to get the picture? “It’s actually hard to think of a more serious indictment of a socioeconomic system,” Chomsky says, while making just that sort of indictment. Watch him break it down in full here.

—Posted by Kasia Anderson

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.

 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

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