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Naomi Klein on Trump election: This is a corporate coup d'etat

Naomi Klein on Trump election: This is a corporate coup d'etat

(16:24) Journalists Naomi Klein and Lee Fang of The Intercept talk about the role of corporations inside the Trump administration. youtube.com/user/democracynow

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Guest: (274 days ago)

Because politicians have done such an awesome job so far.

Corporates ran America anyway, all that's happened is they're cutting out the middle man coz "ain't nobody got time for that"

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Because politicians have done such an awesome job so far.

Corporates ran America anyway, all that's happened is they're cutting out the middle man coz "ain't nobody got time for that"

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (274 days ago)

True, but maybe corporates shouldn't run America. Imagine if there was an organisation that ran America in the interests of the people rather than the billionaires. Wouldn't that be great?

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True, but maybe corporates shouldn't run America. Imagine if there was an organisation that ran America in the interests of the people rather than the billionaires. Wouldn't that be great?

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Guest: (274 days ago)

Awesome logic. I agree. I also think that because bankers messed up the banks, we should employ firefighters to run banks from now on. It's time for a change! We need to upset the establishment!

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Awesome logic. I agree. I also think that because bankers messed up the banks, we should employ firefighters to run banks from now on. It's time for a change! We need to upset the establishment!

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Guest: Ron Ron (274 days ago)

The bankers didn't mess up the banks, it was the regulator's that did that by relaxing the restrictions on leverage. I think left the bankers in a situation of following the crowd against their better instincts or being replaced by one who will.

A curiously Darwinist situation.

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The bankers didn't mess up the banks, it was the regulator's that did that by relaxing the restrictions on leverage. I think left the bankers in a situation of following the crowd against their better instincts or being replaced by one who will.

A curiously Darwinist situation.

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Guest: (274 days ago)

Oh I see. In that case, as it was the banking regulators that messed up the banks, we should get firefighters to regulate the banks from now on. The banking regulators had their turn and screwed up, and there are some hugely successful firefighters around. Challenge the system! Viva la revolution!

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Oh I see. In that case, as it was the banking regulators that messed up the banks, we should get firefighters to regulate the banks from now on. The banking regulators had their turn and screwed up, and there are some hugely successful firefighters around. Challenge the system! Viva la revolution!

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Guest: Ron Ron (274 days ago)

The regulator's set the rules. The bankers are answerable to shareholders seeking a return who are quite capable of changing the regime to one who does.

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The regulator's set the rules. The bankers are answerable to shareholders seeking a return who are quite capable of changing the regime to one who does.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (274 days ago)

When a bank is fined billions for illegal activity, is that the regulator's fault?

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When a bank is fined billions for illegal activity, is that the regulator's fault?

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Guest: Ron Ron (273 days ago)

Did I say the bankers don't bend the rules. But sometimes nobody knows what the compliance rules are

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Did I say the bankers don't bend the rules. But sometimes nobody knows what the compliance rules are

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Guest: (273 days ago)

My point is still that we should get firefighters to set banking rules. Banking regulators made such a mess of it, we need someone new. A new way. That makes sense, doesn't it? Doesn't it?

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My point is still that we should get firefighters to set banking rules. Banking regulators made such a mess of it, we need someone new. A new way. That makes sense, doesn't it? Doesn't it?

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Guest: Ron Ron (273 days ago)

Painful being the person everyone ignores

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Painful being the person everyone ignores

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Guest: (273 days ago)

Actually, it's fun making an accurate analogy that even die-hard Trumpeteers can't respond to. Burying their heads in the sand now! Not that I was expecting you to be able to. You have a history on here.

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Actually, it's fun making an accurate analogy that even die-hard Trumpeteers can't respond to. Burying their heads in the sand now! Not that I was expecting you to be able to. You have a history on here.

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Guest: PosterChild (273 days ago)

I think that the point actually is this; regardless of who is in-charge, all actions should be in the interest of the many, not the wealthy few, who have spent billions influencing laws.

Ideally, those making the decisions have knowledge in these fields, or turn to those who do (e.g. scientists, educators, etc.), even if that advice is against the will of the few.

Governments are answerable to the people, and therefore should answer with laws that allow all to live free, dignified lives regardless of background, gender etc.

I’m not sure what point you are making about the idea of using firefighters to make laws and regulations. Are you highlighting the fact that by asking a multi-millionaire who has only known privilege and only has friends who know nothing of poverty make decisions around poverty, they have no understanding of their plight? Or are you stating that asking corporations to make decisions about society, social justice, and freedom – when all they care about is profit – is an immoral idea, as in business, if it isn’t profitable, don’t invest?

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I think that the point actually is this; regardless of who is in-charge, all actions should be in the interest of the many, not the wealthy few, who have spent billions influencing laws.

Ideally, those making the decisions have knowledge in these fields, or turn to those who do (e.g. scientists, educators, etc.), even if that advice is against the will of the few.

Governments are answerable to the people, and therefore should answer with laws that allow all to live free, dignified lives regardless of background, gender etc.

I’m not sure what point you are making about the idea of using firefighters to make laws and regulations. Are you highlighting the fact that by asking a multi-millionaire who has only known privilege and only has friends who know nothing of poverty make decisions around poverty, they have no understanding of their plight? Or are you stating that asking corporations to make decisions about society, social justice, and freedom – when all they care about is profit – is an immoral idea, as in business, if it isn’t profitable, don’t invest?

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Guest: Maga maga (273 days ago)

They have already tried this in Germany and Soviet Russia. It's a sad fact that when governments are involved, science advisors tend to come from the ranks that flatter the perceptions of the leaders. Oh and when these experts get things wrong, they always find someone else to blame.

Seriously only government science would come up with atrocities like Aryan race theory and lysenkoism.. And latterly global warming,.... Sorry " climate change".

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They have already tried this in Germany and Soviet Russia. It's a sad fact that when governments are involved, science advisors tend to come from the ranks that flatter the perceptions of the leaders. Oh and when these experts get things wrong, they always find someone else to blame.

Seriously only government science would come up with atrocities like Aryan race theory and lysenkoism.. And latterly global warming,.... Sorry " climate change".

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Guest: (272 days ago)

FYI Trump now agrees with manmade climate change, you blibbering moron... so that blows your little theory out of the water (along with the fact that independent climatologists rather than crackpot government shills are leading the fight against it). Keep that tinfoil hat on tight!

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FYI Trump now agrees with manmade climate change, you blibbering moron... so that blows your little theory out of the water (along with the fact that independent climatologists rather than crackpot government shills are leading the fight against it). Keep that tinfoil hat on tight!

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Guest: Mayan Maga (272 days ago)

Trump has an open mind, however like me, he has taken notice of the gazillion or so failed thermogedden predictions. Only the most blind libtard has failed to notice that

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Trump has an open mind, however like me, he has taken notice of the gazillion or so failed thermogedden predictions. Only the most blind libtard has failed to notice that

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Guest: (272 days ago)

Your idol Trump says he has an open mind, and even last year claimed there was 'some connectivity' between human activity and climate change.

Only the most stubborn science-blind conservatard would fail to get that memo.

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Your idol Trump says he has an open mind, and even last year claimed there was 'some connectivity' between human activity and climate change.

Only the most stubborn science-blind conservatard would fail to get that memo.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (272 days ago)

Trump now believes in manmade climate change? After a little chat with Obama, he said he was open-minded. Problem is, Trump just says what he feels like at the time, and changes his position willy nilly, occasionally even in the same sentence.

So we can't judge Trump by what he says, only by his actions. His cabinet choices don't reflect his newly-found open-mindedness, with a climate denier to run the EPA, and Exxon CEO for secretary of state. Also, the climate change page has already been removed from the White House website.

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Trump now believes in manmade climate change? After a little chat with Obama, he said he was open-minded. Problem is, Trump just says what he feels like at the time, and changes his position willy nilly, occasionally even in the same sentence.

So we can't judge Trump by what he says, only by his actions. His cabinet choices don't reflect his newly-found open-mindedness, with a climate denier to run the EPA, and Exxon CEO for secretary of state. Also, the climate change page has already been removed from the White House website.

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Guest: (272 days ago)

The words of a panicking libtard in denial !.

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The words of a panicking libtard in denial !.

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I guess the firefighter thing was in response to the person who started off with sarcasm 'the politicians hae done such an awesome job so far'. Plenty of people seem to think we need non-politicians to do politician's jobs because the politicians haven't pleased us, and that is highly illogical, in the same way that asking firefighters to regulate banks is. Success in one field does not equate to success in another.

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I guess the firefighter thing was in response to the person who started off with sarcasm 'the politicians hae done such an awesome job so far'. Plenty of people seem to think we need non-politicians to do politician's jobs because the politicians haven't pleased us, and that is highly illogical, in the same way that asking firefighters to regulate banks is. Success in one field does not equate to success in another.

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