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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:34 AM

Richard Wolff: Capitalism And Class In America



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Reply Richard Wolff: Capitalism And Class In America (Original post)
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 OP
Warpy Nov 2012 #1
tama Nov 2012 #2
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 #6
PETRUS Nov 2012 #3
blackspade Nov 2012 #4
marions ghost Nov 2012 #5
bigbadR Nov 2012 #7
Quantess Dec 2012 #8
fasttense Dec 2012 #9

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:53 AM

1. He's a little more optimistic than I am

The whole structure of right wing corporate propaganda would have to be dismantled before people will wake up and take a good, long look at what has been done to them over the last 35 years.

We can try to make it socially unacceptable to listen to that rubbish, but even that is going to take a very long time.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:09 AM

2. People in soviet block

 

stopped long time before their revolutions giving their propaganda any more cred than a good source of jokes. And with Glasnost attempt to honesty and truth, the whole thing came down pretty fast and relatively peacefully. And then the people there got lied to and ass-fucked by westernized corporate media, and still do.

So far so good, but the point is, people in Soviet block had no benefit of Internet social media, we do. We are the media now and corporate "journalism" is financially doomed, their profit margin getting thinner and thinner, less and less professionals in payroll, less and less news stories produced. The journalism for profit (and capitalism) simply cannot compete with free citizen journalism.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:05 PM

6. I had the same thought,

it was kind of optimistic. There is a place for that I guess. It can't be all doom and gloom all the time. We already have one Chris Hedges.

You had good point about the media. Hopefully internet will be something of an equalizer, but there's no doubt we have some big challenges.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:03 AM

3. K&R

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:39 PM

4. Excellent!

Great lecture.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:35 PM

5. If only

the American middle class would acknowledge their subjugation to the 1% and stop pretending everything's OK.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:50 PM

7. Capitalism and Class in America

Loved this video even though it is a bit elementary it is oh so very true.


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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:53 AM

8. Interesting.

Definitely worth watching / listening to.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:52 AM

9. A simplified description of the failures of capitalism.

Explains the huge personal debt problem and why capitalism drives people to it.

The bottom line - if workers' wages had kept up with productivity, there never would have been a crash and a Great Recession.

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