Saturday, October 18, 2014

Video - Naomi Klein Argues Against Capitalism

In this video David Roberts from Grist talks to Naomi Klein about her new book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate." Klein is described by the New Yorker as "the most visible and influential figure on the American left." Klein starts the interview by explaining that capitalism is a discredited system because it venerates greed above all else.

Although the book does not support Marxist socialism, it does refute capitalism and it makes a powerful case for regulation. She appears to be calling for a new economic system. We need to come up with an economic system that is ecological rooted, says Klein. Protecting life needs to be at the root of that system.

She states that just focusing on climate is uninspiring and "getting us nowhere." She advocates that in addition to combating global warming, we need to change the economic system as well. She suggests that addressing both the climate and the economy may be a better approach to catalyze change.

Her view is that free market capitalism is a profoundly broken economic system. She states that climate change is a strong argument for the left to advocate for economic change. She looks towards a day when radical anti-capitalist ideas are normalized.

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