Chris Hedges: Exploitation


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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

John N. Campbell on Nov. 25, 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, Chris Hedges discusses the defining characteristic of capitalism: exploitation. He explains how capitalism elevates sociopathic values, destroys the environment, degrades human life, and how the internal logic of capitalism ultimately destroys itself.

From the archives:

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Interviewed by Chris Hedges

Envisioning A World With No Bosses, by Pete Dolack + Michael Albert: What Kind of Economy Comes After a Socialist Revolution?

Revival of Class Politics in the U.S.… Will It Be Socialism or Fascism? by Finian Cunningham

Thoughts on the Left’s Response to Capitalism’s Global Death Spiral, by Gary Olson

The Tragedy of the Worker, by Aragorn Eloff

Working Conditions are Getting Worse in the US, by Pete Dolack

Capitalism and Alienation, by Yanis Iqbal

The Anti-Social Socialist: How Do We Rent Our Lives?

The Anti-Social Socialist: What is Wage Slavery?

How Capitalism Controls You by The Anti-Social Socialist

5 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: Exploitation

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  3. As might be expected from Chris Hedges, a cogent summary. The cumulative abuses are writ large in the US, and have accelerated dramatically with fatal consequences since the Reagan ‘eighties.’

    That old saw ‘you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs,’ is a much abused article of ‘pragmatic faith’ in a diseased system, that seems to have forgotten the welfare of the birds.

    Whatever happened to common sense? How can these supreme errors of judgment be corrected, so that ecological reason can prevail?

    Possibly the most innovative and encouraging development I have learned of in recent times, is the “restorative justice” initiative of Deanna van Buren

  4. The military industrial complex, the chemical industrial complex, the mass and social media complex and the agricultural industrial complex are in the hands of the 1%.
    They have one agenda.
    They have, and will, exploit any living being/s to increase their profits.
    Their reign of terror is unassailable.
    Except by ecological collapse.

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