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Concentration of Wealth and Power


"REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most importantintellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.

Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the
expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time - the death of the middle class and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future." (From Amazon - 1:05:15)

 All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind. 

Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, Chapter IV, p.
448.

 Trailer: You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyFSvnLnCZ0

 Available from Amazon to rent
for 99 cents -

https://www.amazon.com/Requiem-American-Dream-Noam-Chomsky/dp/B01DL35CQO

 George Carlin on “The American
Dream”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLW1vFO-2Q

We're not going to be able to fix this in the ballot box. We need something stronger.

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The defining characteristic of our time?

"...the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few."

Chomsky is cool, but the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few is the defining characteristic of all human history, soon after the first row of corn was planted and the first bow was strung.

 
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which then begs the question...

... what IS the defining characteristic of OUR time?

- greed?
- selfishness?
- technology?
- rock n roll?
- information?

 

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