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Economic hitmen

Economic hitmen

(2:10) Animated talk from economist and author John Perkins on the mutant viral form of capitalism we have today.

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Guest: reality smack (2194 days ago)
wrong wrong wrong and wrong. intra-nation capitalist economy must be designed so that the greed of the few benefits society. Most US capitalists forget that and instead preach "free market". inter-nation economics is not capitalism, but is instead state-of-nature. The west wins because we got established as a military and economic powerhouse at a sweet spot in history and have bigger guns. In state-of-nature, might makes right. Nations actually have a responsibility to their citizens to be greedy and cruel with respect to other nations, and alliances are forged merely on self-interest. Sorry if this doesn't fit with anyone's view of a friendly, peaceful, happy world with pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows.
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wrong wrong wrong and wrong. intra-nation capitalist economy must be designed so that the greed of the few benefits society. Most US capitalists forget that and instead preach "free market". inter-nation economics is not capitalism, but is instead state-of-nature. The west wins because we got established as a military and economic powerhouse at a sweet spot in history and have bigger guns. In state-of-nature, might makes right. Nations actually have a responsibility to their citizens to be greedy and cruel with respect to other nations, and alliances are forged merely on self-interest. Sorry if this doesn't fit with anyone's view of a friendly, peaceful, happy world with pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows.
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Guest: Submitted as a guest (2194 days ago)
But isnt it worth trying to change perspective at least once in a while? We are able to change our nature, unlike animals. Darwinism is true i many ways, but reflecting over our nature is Just what makes the human race so special. Lets try pink fluffy Unicorns for a change, and see what happens. That wouldn't hurt.
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But isnt it worth trying to change perspective at least once in a while? We are able to change our nature, unlike animals. Darwinism is true i many ways, but reflecting over our nature is Just what makes the human race so special. Lets try pink fluffy Unicorns for a change, and see what happens. That wouldn't hurt.
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Guest: ross glory (2194 days ago)
reality smack those of us that recognise the stupidity and barbarity of the current system are not schmuks that want some perfect global alternative. to believe that you must have swallowed the right wing propaganda. there are viable alternatives that do not kill millions, create terrorists and destroy are biosphere. that is the reality.
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reality smack those of us that recognise the stupidity and barbarity of the current system are not schmuks that want some perfect global alternative. to believe that you must have swallowed the right wing propaganda. there are viable alternatives that do not kill millions, create terrorists and destroy are biosphere. that is the reality.
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Guest: (2194 days ago)
You really are a moronic pea brain. Thanks for pointing out how greed works.... I think its safe to say no matter how you interpret the capitalist system it needs to change... Why do we even need money? Jacque Fresco proposes a good system called the Venus Project which is at least an alternative solution to our current broken system.
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You really are a moronic pea brain. Thanks for pointing out how greed works.... I think its safe to say no matter how you interpret the capitalist system it needs to change... Why do we even need money? Jacque Fresco proposes a good system called the Venus Project which is at least an alternative solution to our current broken system.
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Guest: iknowlessthanyoudo (2189 days ago)
Latest comment: Well said WalterEgo
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Latest comment: Well said WalterEgo
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (2192 days ago)
Greedy corporations should realise that cancer will eventually kill its host, thereby killing itself. The 99% are compelled to kill the cancer at whatever price, otherwise (being the host) they die. Greedy corporations should ditch their greediness and join the 99% making it 100%. That way we all survive.
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Greedy corporations should realise that cancer will eventually kill its host, thereby killing itself. The 99% are compelled to kill the cancer at whatever price, otherwise (being the host) they die. Greedy corporations should ditch their greediness and join the 99% making it 100%. That way we all survive.
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Guest: (2195 days ago)
Well stated.
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Well stated.
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