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TUC Radio
Why the rich can’t save anybody – not even themselves
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Michael Parenti
 Maria Gilardin  Contact Contributor
March 27, 2024, midnight
2024 Tribute – Updated Archive:
Parenti predicted the financial crisis and said that giant corporate capitalism – by it’s very nature – is an apocalyptic system. When unregulated the built in elements of ever increased growth may well bring the whole system down. And he described the growing national debt not as a tragic mistake but as a means to shift ever more money from the tax payers to the financial institutions in the form of interest payments.

This speech is an analysis of the many structural flaws of a capitalist system that puts it on a permanent collision course with democracy. Recorded on August 23, 2008 at the closing reception for Maria Gilardin’s art show. This rebroadcast, made in March 2024, is eerily contemporary and lends a historic perspective to current events.

Date: 2008/08/23
Credit: Michael Parenti

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00:29:30 1 Aug. 23, 2008
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00:29:30 1 Aug. 23, 2008
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