Saturday, September 25, 2010

Manfred Max-Neef on Democracy Now! 09-22-2010

Knowledge vs. Understanding

Here's Manfred Max-Neef, a Chilean economist, on understanding economics and how the majority of people fail in this aspect. Knowing something and understanding something are two different concepts.

I think what's also key is intent of a person. Have we passed that critical mass where people value material consumption over human relations and life? The knowledge is there. People can't be that dumb to not know what's going on. War is supported because it props up the dollar and keeps oil out of the hands of the Chinese. Why are the current politicians and business leaders still supported? It's not because of ignorance. And why is when people point out that Bush lied, the bailout was a scam, the corporations are the puppetmasters, that the people pointing it out are treated as heretics?

[Video] Manfred Max-Neef on Democracy Now! talking lack of economic understanding 09-22-2010

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