Bill Moyers: The Soul of Democracy

Democracy Not Plutocracy

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Chautauqua Institution on Jul 15, 2016

Broadcast journalist Bill Moyers talks about the need for equality and inclusion in our culture. For more information on Chautauqua Institution and our lecture platforms, visit www.ciweb.org.

Transcript:

We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People — Saving the soul of democracy By Bill Moyers

… “Capitalism produces winners and losers big time. The winners use their wealth to gain political power, often through campaign contributions and lobbying. In this way, they only increase their influence over the choices made by the politicians indebted to them. While there are certainly differences between Democrats and Republicans on economic and social issues, both parties cater to wealthy individuals and interests seeking to enrich their bottom lines with the help of the policies of the state (loopholes, subsidies, tax breaks, deregulation). No matter which party is in power, the interests of big business are largely heeded.” …

from the archives:

Chris Hedges: The Cost of Austerity

Chris Hedges: The Destructive Ideology of Capitalism

Wealth Belongs To All Of Us – Not Just To The Rich by Dariel Garner

We Are So Poor Because They Are So Rich by Dariel Garner

Plutocracy: Political Repression in the U.S.A. (must-see)

Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger (must-see)

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