Tweet Noam Chomsky Quotes

Noam Chomsky Quotes

Ask me anything   Submit   Noam Chomsky Books   Twitter    

Quotes by Noam Chomsky - unofficial (managed by his fans)

twitter.com/QuotingChomsky:

    thedemsocialist:

    The Alternative to Capitalism According to Noam Chomsky 

    — 1 month ago with 69 notes
    "You can also construct models which have no relation to reality. Some free-market economic models, for example, abstract away from significant factors, such as state intervention or the fact that capital is mobile and labor relatively immobile and so on. They actually take you farther away from the way the world works."
    Noam Chomsky

    (Source: easeconomics.com)

    — 1 month ago with 54 notes
    #noam chomsky  #chomsky  #economics 
    "Markets also have a very bad psychological effect. They drive people to a conception of themselves and society in which you’re only after your own good, not the good of others and that’s extremely harmful."
    Noam Chomsky 

    (Source: counterpunch.org)

    — 1 month ago with 186 notes
    #noam chomsky  #chomsky 
    "Nothing in these abstract economic models actually works in the real world. It doesn’t matter how many footnotes they put in, or how many ways they tinker around the edges. The whole enterprise is totally rotten at the core: it has no relation to reality."
    " [Noam Chomsky, Understanding Power, pp. 254-5] (via betweenkittensnriots)

    (Source: betweenkttnsnriots)

    — 1 month ago with 67 notes

    serious-kiwi:

    Chomsky Propaganda And Mind Control Full Lecture

    — 1 month ago with 32 notes
    "Public education is based on a principle of solidarity. So, for example, I don’t have children anymore, I had them fifty years ago nevertheless I feel and I’m supposed to feel that I should pay my taxes so that the kids across the street can go to school. That’s counter to the doctrine that you should just look after yourself and let everyone else fall by the wayside… a basic principle of business rule."
    Noam Chomsky, @daily_chomsky (via heisey-newsbreak)
    — 1 month ago with 35 notes

    justinacuff:

    “The 1994 congressional election is a revealing example of the gap between rhetoric and fact. It was called a ‘political earthquake,’ a ‘landslide victory,’ a ‘triumph of conservatism’ that reflects the continuing ‘drift to the right’ as voters gave an ‘overwhelming popular mandate’ to Newt Gingrich’s ultraright army, who promise to ‘get government off our backs’ and bring back the happy days when the free market reigned.

    Turning to the facts, the ‘landslide victory’ was won with barely more than half the votes cast, about 20 percent of the electorate, figures that hardly differ from two years earlier, when the Democrats won. One out of six voters described the outcome as ‘an affirmation of the Republican agenda.’ One out of four had heard of the Contract with America, which presented that agenda. And when informed, the population opposed virtually all of it by majorities. About 60 percent of the public wanted social spending increased. A year later, 80 percent held that ‘the federal government must protect the most vulnerable in society, especially the poor and the elderly, by guaranteeing minimum living standards and providing social benefits.’ Eighty to 90 percent of Americans support federal guarantees of public assistance for those who cannot work, unemployment insurance, subsidized prescription drugs and nursing home care for the elderly, a minimum level of health care, and social security. Three-quarters support federally guaranteed child care for low-income working mothers. The resilience of such attitudes is particularly striking in the light of the unremitting propaganda assault to persuade the public that they hold radically different beliefs.”

    — Noam Chomsky, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism And Global Order (1999)

    — 2 months ago with 37 notes
    "Nixon’s moves were among several factors that led to a huge increase in unregulated financial capital and a radical shift in its use, from long-term investment and trade to speculation. The effect has been to undermine national economic planning as governments are compelled to preserve market “credibility,” driving any economies “toward a low-growth, high-unemployment equilibrium,” Cambridge economist John Eatwell comments, with stagnating or declining real wages, increasing poverty and inequality, and booming markets and profits for the few."
    Noam Chomsky, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism And Global Order (1997)

    (Source: justinacuff)

    — 2 months ago with 45 notes
    "The “corporatization of America” during the past century has been an attack on democracy — and on markets, part of the shift from something resembling “capitalism” to the highly administrated markets of the modern state/corporate era. A current variant is called “minimizing the state,” that is, transferring decision-making power from the public arena to somewhere else: “to the people,” in the rhetoric of power; to private tyrannies, in the real world."
    Noam Chomsky, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism And Global Order (1997)

    (Source: justinacuff)

    — 2 months ago with 107 notes
    "A few days after the NAFTA vote, the US Senate passed “the finest anticrime package in history” (Senator Orrin Hatch), calling for 100,000 new police, high-security regional prisons, boot camps for young offenders, extension of the death penalty and harsher sentencing, and other onerous conditions. Law enforcement experts interviewed by the press doubted that the legislation would have much effect on crime because it did not deal with the “causes of social disintegration that produce violent criminals.” Primary among those are the social and economic policies polarizing American society, carried another step forward by NAFTA. The concepts of “efficiency” and “health of the economy” preferred by wealth and privilege offer nothing to the growing sectors of the population that are useless for profit-making, driven to poverty and despair. If they cannot be confined to urban slums, they will have to be controlled in some other way."
    Noam Chomsky, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism And Global Order (1997)

    (Source: justinacuff)

    — 2 months ago with 89 notes
    #chomsky  #noam chomsky 
    fuckin-a-blog:

“There are very few people who are going to look into the mirror and say, ‘That person I see is a savage monster;’ instead, they make up some construction that justifies what they do.”
-Noam Chomsky
FUCKIN Ⓐ on Facebook

    fuckin-a-blog:

    There are very few people who are going to look into the mirror and say, ‘That person I see is a savage monster;’ instead, they make up some construction that justifies what they do.

    -Noam Chomsky

    FUCKIN Ⓐ on Facebook

    — 2 months ago with 146 notes
    "We’re supposed to believe that the US would’ve invaded Iraq if it was an island in the Indian Ocean and its main exports were pickles and lettuce. This is what we’re supposed to believe. Now the truth of the matter, obvious to anyone not committed to the party line, is that Iraq has huge oil resources, maybe the second in the world, mostly untapped, that it’s right in the middle of the main energy-producing region of the world and that taking control of Iraq will strengthen enormously the US’s control over the major energy resources of the world. It will, in fact, give the US critical leverage over its competitors, Europe and Asia, that’s Zbigniew Brzezsinski’s [President Carter’s national Security Adviser] accurate observation. That’s the reason. Now suppose that Iraq were to become sovereign and democratic, what would happen? Just think of the policies they would undertake. I mean, we can run through them, it would be a nightmare for the US."
    Noam Chomsky 

    (Source: chomsky.info)

    — 3 months ago with 409 notes
    #chomsky  #iraq  #noam chomsky  #Iraq War  #usa 
    "Most intellectuals are servants of power and counsel governments. They call themselves experts; they have sought prestige for centuries, not only today. However every society has critical intellectuals at its edges. Both types have influence: the servants of power and the dissidents."
    Noam Chomsky 
    — 3 months ago with 108 notes
    #noam chomsky  #chomsky