Robert Johnson, Former Senate Economist, Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and a Senior Fellow and Director of the Global Finance Project at the Roosevelt Institute, speaks about the problems in today's corporate capitalist society. This is a part of Culture Project's "Conversation on Economy", filmed on July 25, 2012 at the IMPACT Festival.
Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and war correspondent specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies. His most recent book, written with the cartoonist Joe Sacco, is Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012). The book, a New York Times best seller, shows the consequences of unregulated capitalism by reporting from "sacrifice zones", the poorest pockets of the United States such as Camden New Jersey and the coal fields of southern West Virginia "that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit".
George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor and writer/author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. Here, George Carlin in a very-well composed speech about politicians and the Elite: