The Nature of Capitalism
Program #CHON244. Recorded in Cambridge, MA on September 22, 2015.
Chomsky talks about the economic system and corporate crime. He says it’s not just GM and Volkswagen. “It’s across the board. Johnson & Johnson, the huge pharmaceutical firm, is apparently facing billions of dollars of fines for mislabeling prescriptions. Financial institutions are paying billions of dollars in fines for basically robbery of the public. Just read the business pages. It’s constant. Because that’s the nature of capitalism: You try to steal as much as you can.”
About Bernie Sanders: “I’m very supportive of his candidacy. His prospects are pretty limited in a system like ours of bought elections and what amounts to a plutocracy. The real hope, in my mind, of the Sanders campaign is that the popular movement that supports him will persist and grow and develop. That would be significant. If it’s just timed for the electoral extravaganzas, it’s kind of a waste. “
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