Saturday, June 25, 2016

Noam Chomsky on Existential Threats

Noam Chomsky spoke for the Massachussetts Peace Action in Cambridge, MA about a whole range of topics in an epic hour-and-a-half tour de force, discussing the dangers of nuclear weapons proliferation, man-made climate change, political and academic censorship, and economics, among other things. It's rare to see someone who can speak with authority on such a wide range of topics. Among the striking features of this noted intellectual are his calmness and poise, as well as his concern for the direction of humanity.

For an interesting perspective on how America's high-tech economy was funded by the taxpayers, skip to 46:30. Skip to 1:21:00 to listen to his powerful critique of modern libertarian thinking and how changes in the conception of human nature have shaped economics.

Kent Security employees may want to share this video and discuss it with one another in person, via text messaging, on Facebook, or by leading others to this page. It's important for employees to discuss and shape the corporate culture, and to ponder what roles they can play in making society as a whole better. We have to see our lives not as an end in themselves, but as a means to something much greater and more noble.