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Ocasio-Cortez: Capitalism Is ‘Irredeemable’

Capitalism means ‘we seek and prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else’

GRAY: "So you mentioned he is one of the things about eyes is that you know what if something is structurally irredeemable then we shouldn't be having conversations about redeeming it you know the majority is of Americans I think that for the first time a majority of Americans more Americans feel favorably about socialism and capitalism and increasingly there are these kind of systemic critiques of of capitalism. Do you feel similarly that that that the our, our system of government is your is irredeemable? I mean you said you said in the past you know you don't think it's ... at the cold have a country ... with billionaires where there were so many people who were you know struggling to get basic there but basic health care needs met you know at what point does that translate into a broader systemic critique of the country and a critique of what kind of leaders we should be electing going forward?"
OCASIO-CORTEZ: "I don't think that our government is irredeemable and if I did I would have run for office.”
GRAY: "But the capitalism in particular?”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: "because it could be different so I think in the tough part about this about like is capitalism redeemable at track is that at it's hard to have these conversations I think as a society because we all have different ideas of what just in the public imagination there isn't there are different ideas of what does capitalism mean what to socialism units that track but for me, when I think about what those definitions are. Capitalism isn't to me is it's an ideology of capital it puts capital the most important thing is the concentration of capital and it means that we seek and prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else and we seek it at any human and environmental costs that is what that means and to me that ideology is not sustainable and cannot be redeemed, but when we talk about ideas for example like democratic socialism it means putting democracy and society first instead of capital first.”

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