CHAPTER 10WHAT PEOPLE REALLY WANT

At this stage of history, one of two things is possible: Either the general population will take control of its own destiny and will concern itself with community interests guided by values of solidarity and sympathy and concern for others, or alternatively there will be no destiny to control.

NOAM CHOMSKY

Empire’s greatest tragedy is the denial and suppression of the higher-order possibilities of our human nature. The culture and institutions of the Wall Street economy cultivate and reward our capacity for individualistic greed, hubris, deceit, ruthless competition, and material excess.

They communicate the message in both subtle and unsubtle ways that this is our human nature and that it is all for the good ...

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