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this pressed (read it please): Scotland’s Independence Vote Shows a Global Crisis of the Elites – NYTimes.com


Scotland’s Independence Vote Shows a Global Crisis of the Elites – NYTimes.com.

Excepts:  “The details of Scotland’s grievances are almost the diametrical opposite of those of, say, the Tea Party or Swedish right-wingers. They want more social welfare spending rather than less, and have a strongly pro-green, antinuclear environmental streak. (Scotland’s threatened secession is less the equivalent of Texas pulling out of the United States, in that sense, than of Massachusetts or Oregon doing the same.) But there are always people who have disagreements with the direction of policy in their nation; the whole point of a state is to have an apparatus that channels disparate preferences into one sound set of policy choices.

What distinguishes the current moment is that discontent with the way things have been going is so high as to test many people’s tolerance for the governing institutions as they currently exist…
“Power is not a right; it is a responsibility. The choice that Scotland is making on Thursday is of whether the men and women who rule Britain messed things up so badly that they would rather go it alone. And so the results will ripple through world capitals from Athens to Washington: The way things are going currently isn’t good enough, and voters are getting angry enough to want to do something about it.

Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order


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Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order

by Noam ChomskyRobert W. McChesney (Introduction)
In “Profit Over People,” Noam Chomsky takes on neoliberalism: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide. By examining the contradictions between the democratic and market principles proclaimed by those in power and those actually practiced, Chomsky critiques the tyranny of the few that restricts the public ar…more
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Noam Chomsky “Profit Over People” [RARE INTERVIEW!!] “”It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste.” ― Noam Chomsky”



RARE Chomsky Interview from 1993.
Date – 04/13/1993

“It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste.” 
Noam Chomsky

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