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Invited to speak on "the future of capitalism," NOAM CHOMSKY first shows that the actual US economic system is very far from real "capitalism." It is essentially socialism-for-corporations. And the political system actually in place is far from "democracy." To Chomsky, the future of the ACTUAL system--and of the planet--seem grim. For the sake of short-term profit, our business and political leaders are working hard to bring about environmental catastrophe as rapidly as possible.
Chuck U. Rosina recorded this speech in Boston on February 25, 2013. Many thanks to Chuck for recording this and many other important public speeches and making them available on radio4all.net.
"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "spreading chestnut tree") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
A powerful, moving speech, with Chomsky's typical clarity, mastery of fact, and deadpan ironic wit.
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