Noam Chomsky on Capitalism and Equality

Most people in computer science will be familiar with Chomsky largely for his work with languages and the impact it has had on our designing of compilers and parsers as well as natural language processsing.

However, his thoughts and work span a much wider sphere and in more recent times he has looked at the negative effects of the current economic systems. In this thought provoking film Requiem of the American Dream he explores 10 ways in which the present order is undermining democracy and concentrating power in the hands of a few to the detriment of the masses.

It is certainly well worth the view in a time where people have voted for BREXIT and there is a general feeling against globalization and the growing disparity between rich and poor that it brings. Find out how to watch it here.