Not that I know much about Hedges, but I'm a bit confused.
He got his MA in divinity studies, but now he claims he's a socialist.
Yet he randomly seems to include Stalin's mass murders as part of a "capitalist campaign" of private profiteering?
He's taken some obvious truths, but he's also twisted them a hell of a lot.
From what I see free trade between people is what will increase productivity, happiness and a true concern for the environment.
Socialist countries are the biggest regional polluters, the least concerned with human rights, and the least concerned with their poor.
I'm not sure if he remembers the pre-1991 Soviet Union?
They didn't give a stuff about the environment or human rights?
Now that was socialism.
At least in free-market countries people can choose global brands and companies for their environmental and cultural policies, but where is socialism
Global trade and consumer choice is the best thing to ever happen to global prosperity and the environment.
What gives him the right to speak for the planet - is he speaking for people in North Korea where there is no global competition because it's a
What country wants no free market trade?
I think the evils of modern socialism are entrenched and ignored because of privileged people like him who are willfully blind.
edit on 5-8-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)