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“To Big to Fail and too Rich to Jail”

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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 02:20 PM
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Renowned linguist, author, and dissident intellectual, Noam Chomsky, talks about the current state of the economy, the assault on social welfare programs and the prospects for resistance and hope in the years ahead. Noam Chomsky spoke at the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon, on April 20, 2011.

www.americanpendulum.com...

PLUS: Chomsky outlines the evils of privatization—THE SCHEME TO PRIVATIZE EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SECURITY—and the economic predatory super rich . . ." Masters of Society."

The present schemes by the rich, aided by the politicians, to privatize, and their plots to emphasize the budget deficit over raising demand in the economy is their [ the super rich 1 percent masters of society] scheme to further enrich themselves at the expense of the general good of all.
And much more from Noam Chomsky in this lecture in Oregon.




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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 02:25 PM
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do explain then why kids that goto private schools are smarter and more successful that their public counterparts?

and do explain how privization of social security leads to the rich get richer when that means the government cant steal the monies that have been paid into the system and they and only they have the power to grant and deny who gets it?

pre department of edcuation we put a man on the moon what the hell have we done since?

nothing but put idiots on tv.


noam chomsky is an idiot the only masters i have seen with my own eyes is the government.



posted on May, 15 2011 @ 02:41 PM
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Glad to answer your queries.
First, regarding privatization of education . . .

Most people can’t afford private schools, therefore most poor and middle class people have to put their children in public schools. Over the years the education system in America was one of the world’s best, up until certain social forces recently have plagued the system—watch the video and learn something about this.

Additionally, the privatization of colleges and universities will certainly create a further elitist gap between the rich and poor, since without a doubt the already high tuitions will go much higher under the capitalist principle when privatization takes over.

Also, it turns out that charter schools are now suffering the same plight of public schools so they are not the answer. The answer mostly is to get parents more involved with their kids education, which is one reason why private schools are better because the parents are involved with their children’s education.

As for Social security . . . once it is privatized ALL THAT MONEY WILL END UP ON WALL STREET TO INVEST AND MAKE THE MASTERS OF SOCIETY RICHER.

Anything else, I will be glad to enlighten you
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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 02:45 PM
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Noam Chomsky is brilliant at times, but he's an idiot when it comes to economics. Like most leftists, he regurgitates doctrines that have been entirely refuted long ago, and he fundamentally misunderstands the mechanisms that facilitate capital accumulation and cooperation. He simply shouldn't be taken seriously on economic matters.



posted on May, 15 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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What theory of economics is so good that created the present depression conditions in America that Chomsky supports? NONE!
He advocates the simple idea that demand is what excites an economy not trickle down—give all to the rich—Reagan FAILED economics.

Be specific, and I would advise you avoid the monetary and financial hocus pocus of the actual failed economics [ the last five years for example] that has ruined this economy, fueled by conservative economic theories and non-productive financial instruments.

Chomsky in fact speaks well of Volcker compared to Obamas advisers, who other than Volcker were partly responsible for the 2008 crash
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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 02:57 PM
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I hope they remember to keep in mind that a bullet, along with many people they have brought harm on, could care less about their money.



posted on May, 15 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by inforeal
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What theory of economics is so good that created the present depression conditions in America that Chomsky supports? NONE!
He advocates the simple idea that demand is what excites an economy not trickle down—give all to the rich—Reagan FAILED economics.

Be specific, and I would advise you avoid the monetary and financial hocus pocus of the actual failed economics [ the last five years for example] that has ruined this economy, fueled by conservative economic theories and non-productive financial instruments.

Chomsky in fact speaks well of Volcker compared to Obamas advisers, who other than Volcker were partly responsible for the 2008 crash
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I don't understand your question. I never said I supported trickle down economics.



posted on May, 15 2011 @ 04:18 PM
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He takes an hour and a half to prove that monopoly is the best way to rule,
while trying to convince the audience to feel bad about the idea,
and disapprove of the "masters of man."

Noam has always been a strange contradiction in my eyes.
He appeals to emotions, but his logic for the concentration of power
and untrustworthyness of the public at large are iron clad and unassailiable.

He's like a glass of Schizophrenia that leaves the drinker with more detailed information
and no emotional release or venue with which to use it.

This time is different though.
He is openly advocating revolt at the end.
"No magic keys", just unrest in the vaguest form.

An hour and a half of me feeling a creeping distrust of the world at large.


David Grouchy
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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 04:18 PM
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About education ... not true at all. My whole family went to private Catholic schools that were very expensive.. and no, my parents didn't make a ton of money by anymeans, we were dead smack in the middle of the middle class. So how then could they afford our expensive education? Exempted themselves from luxuries. It's about prioritizing .. and yes, some people simply can't afford it, I know .. but most middle class CAN .. they just don't want to. A senior in a public high school learns the same material an 8th grader learns at a private school.

Government, being as incompetent as it is, shouldn't be anywhere near our children.

And the biggest hole in Noam's argument?

He hates government because politicians sell out to corporations, so his belief to fix our issues with corrupt government is by creating a much larger government.

He logically makes no sense.



posted on May, 15 2011 @ 05:14 PM
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Originally posted by Rockpuck
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He hates government because politicians sell out to corporations, so his belief to fix our issues with corrupt government is by creating a much larger government.


Actually, once someone looks at everything the man believes in he doesn't advocate large government at all. The guys a social libertarian in the end.

Not that I believe anyone posting in this thread has actually heavily analyzed anything the man has spoken or wrote about. Most people on this site seem to fail at reading 500 word posts most of which are barely passing a highschool level of ability, let alone listen or read this guy. Besides the fact that it's very intellectually heavy that most will simply misconstrue the arguments he presents....he's really #ing boring. Like really. Worst than reading Aristotle.



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