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Welcome to the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show, WNJC 1360 AM out of Washington Township reaching Metro Philly and South Jersey. Online at opednews.com/podcasts and at iTunes under my name, Rob Kall, K-A-L-L.
My guests tonight, I'm very excited to say, are Noam Chomsky and Paul Craig Roberts. And we don't have a lot of time so I'm going to skip the introductions and go right to getting this conversation started. There are a lot of different things that you could talk about. I'm hoping that what will happen is you will do some jazz and blues, and riff off of each other and have an interesting conversation that will enlighten both of us and each of you.
I'll start off with a quote from each of you. Paul Craig Roberts recently wrote "eventually the large US trade deficits produced by offshoring the production of goods and services sold into US markets and the collapse of the middle class and tax base caused by jobs offshoring will destroy the value of the US dollar. When that day arrives, US living standards, already endangered, will plummet. American power will have been destroyed by corporate greed and the Fed's policy of sacrificing the US economy in order to save four or five mega-banks, whose former executives control the Fed, the US Treasury, and the federal financial regulatory agencies."
Noam wrote, in a forward to the book, Realizing Hope: Life Beyond Capitalism, "It is surely necessary to resist oppression and pursue liberation -- and also to advance towards realizing hope by gaining clarity about our objectives and constructing paths to attain them."
So there's a whole lot of things I'd like to cover and I'd be happy with any of them. I'll just throw some topics at you and I'll throw a first question, and you can go where you want with it. Nationalism, Imperialism, Fascism, Corporatism, Capitalism, Industrialization, Neo-Liberals, the US economy...my topic that I like is 'Top down and Bottom up,' patriarchy, power, wealth inequality, psychopathy, sociopathy and narcissism, Bottom-up -- decentralization, localization, beyond the Arab Spring, revolution...there's Congress and the Supreme Court, and Citizens United, Global Warming,...and, because it is hard to ignore, Scotland, ISIL and Ukraine and Russia.
So the first question, just to get things started, what's the future of the US economy and capitalism?
NC: Who's supposed to answer? Who are you posing it to?
PCR: You have a shot at it.
Rob: Go ahead Noam.