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1944 FBF: The Abolition of Wage Slavery with Noam Chomsky Linguist, Author & Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman

Today's Flashback Friday is from episode 357 published last January 9, 2014. Get your tickets NOW to the EMPOWERED INVESTOR LIVE conference happening towards the end of January! Jason has lined up a lot of great speakers that will guide you on the road to true financial freedom. And get to meet our local market specialists, property managers, lenders, 1031 tax-deferred exchange experts and other investors as well! Join Jason Hartman as he visits with Noam Chomsky, one of the best known philosophical voices of our time. The left-leaning Chomsky aligns himself ideologically with the anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian-socialism movements. Often referred to as the “Father of Modern Linguistics,” Mr. Chomsky is the author of more than 100 books and has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently Professor Emeritus. In a 2005 poll he was voted the “World’s Top Public Intellectual.” If you’re wondering exactly what those high-falutin’ words mean about Mr. Chomsky’s beliefs, here are the short versions: Anarcho-syndicalism: The end goal of anarcho-syndicalism is to abolish the wage system, regarding it as a form of slavery. With a focus on the labour movement, this ideological philosophy advocates direct action rather than intervention of third parties like politicians, bureaucrats, and arbitrators. Adherents to this belief regard the state as a profoundly anti-worker institution, but also don’t believe there can ever be any kind of workers’ state because power always corrupts. If this sounds like an anarchist’s way of thinking, it is. Libertarian-socialism: Chomsky’s basic belief in anarchism is further found in the libertarian-socialism ideal that it is necessary to abolish the authoritarian institutions that control the means of production, thus subordinating the majority to the will of the owning class or political or economic elite. The ultimate goal here is a decentralized form of direct democracy of the kind found in citizens’ assemblies, trade unions, or workers’ councils. Whether you agree or disagree with the man’s point of view is beside the point. A conversation with Noam Chomsky is enlightening and disturbing at the same time. What cannot be denied is the man’s global influence over the past six decades. Ladies and gentleman, you’re in for a treat. Pull up a chair, grab a beverage, and lend your ear to one of the true philosophical giants of our time. Links: Noam Chomsky’s Website Chomsky.info Noam Chomsky's Wikipedia entry Follow Jason on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM & LINKEDIN Twitter.com/JasonHartmanROI Instagram.com/jasonhartman1/ Linkedin.com/in/jasonhartmaninvestor/ Call our Investment Counselors at: 1-800-HARTMAN (US) or visit: https://www.jasonhartman.com/ Free Class:  Easily get up to $250,000 in funding for real estate, business or anything else: http://JasonHartman.com/Fund CYA Protect Your Assets, Save Taxes & Estate Planning: http://JasonHartman.com/Protect Get wholesale real estate deals for investment or build a great business – Free Course: https://www.jasonhartman.com/deals Special Offer from Ron LeGrand: https://JasonHartman.com/Ron Free Mini-Book on Pandemic Investing: https://www.PandemicInvesting.com

1hr 3mins

6 Jan 2023

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Technocracy Now! Part 1: Noam Chomsky on Intellectuals and Expertise

New Books in Political Science

Technocracy is the idea that experts should govern. For the common good, presumably. In fact, it's an idea as old as politics itself, and it emerges just about everywhere across the ideological spectrum. Technocracy is seductive. In fact, it's an idea as old as politics itself.This episode is the first in a three-part series telling stories of technocracies past, present, and future. First, Gordon takes us through the story of Technocracy, Inc. - the 1930s movement that wanted to install a non-democratic “technate” in North America. And then, you’ll hear a wide-ranging conversation on intellectuals and expertise with perhaps the most influential intellectual of our time: Noam Chomsky.SUPPORT THE SHOWYou can support the show for free by following or subscribing on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or whichever app you use. This is the best way to help us out and it costs nothing so we’d really appreciate you clicking that button.If you want to do a little more we would love it if you chip in. You can find us on patreon.com/dartsandletters. Patrons get content early, and occasionally there’s bonus material on there too.ABOUT THE SHOWFor a full list of credits, contact information, and more, visit our about page. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

1hr 7mins

3 Oct 2022

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Technocracy Now! Part 1: Noam Chomsky on Intellectuals and Expertise

New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

Technocracy is the idea that experts should govern. For the common good, presumably. In fact, it's an idea as old as politics itself, and it emerges just about everywhere across the ideological spectrum. Technocracy is seductive. In fact, it's an idea as old as politics itself.This episode is the first in a three-part series telling stories of technocracies past, present, and future. First, Gordon takes us through the story of Technocracy, Inc. - the 1930s movement that wanted to install a non-democratic “technate” in North America. And then, you’ll hear a wide-ranging conversation on intellectuals and expertise with perhaps the most influential intellectual of our time: Noam Chomsky.SUPPORT THE SHOWYou can support the show for free by following or subscribing on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or whichever app you use. This is the best way to help us out and it costs nothing so we’d really appreciate you clicking that button.If you want to do a little more we would love it if you chip in. You can find us on patreon.com/dartsandletters. Patrons get content early, and occasionally there’s bonus material on there too.ABOUT THE SHOWFor a full list of credits, contact information, and more, visit our about page. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science-technology-and-society

1hr 7mins

3 Oct 2022

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Technocracy Now! Part 1: Noam Chomsky on Intellectuals and Expertise

New Books in Technology

Technocracy is the idea that experts should govern. For the common good, presumably. In fact, it's an idea as old as politics itself, and it emerges just about everywhere across the ideological spectrum. Technocracy is seductive. In fact, it's an idea as old as politics itself.This episode is the first in a three-part series telling stories of technocracies past, present, and future. First, Gordon takes us through the story of Technocracy, Inc. - the 1930s movement that wanted to install a non-democratic “technate” in North America. And then, you’ll hear a wide-ranging conversation on intellectuals and expertise with perhaps the most influential intellectual of our time: Noam Chomsky.SUPPORT THE SHOWYou can support the show for free by following or subscribing on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or whichever app you use. This is the best way to help us out and it costs nothing so we’d really appreciate you clicking that button.If you want to do a little more we would love it if you chip in. You can find us on patreon.com/dartsandletters. Patrons get content early, and occasionally there’s bonus material on there too.ABOUT THE SHOWFor a full list of credits, contact information, and more, visit our about page. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/technology

1hr 7mins

2 Oct 2022

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Noam Chomsky: Chomsky on Consciousness

Mind Chat

Noam Chomsky is an intellectual giant, who has made major contributions to linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive science. In this episode Keith and Philip explore Professor Chomsky's views on consciousness and the mind. Streamed live on Sep 15, 2022

1hr 12mins

25 Sep 2022

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Imperialism and the Responsibility of Intellectuals with Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad

Millennials Are Killing Capitalism

For this episode we welcome Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad back to the podcast. This is our second conversation on The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power (Part 1 is here) As we noted in our previous conversation we weren’t able to get to all of our questions in the first discussion, but Noam and Vijay were generous enough to agree to record a part 2. We recorded this conversation on September 2nd, which is interesting because some information on the war in Ukraine had been revealed between our two conversations and we get into that in discussion. We will link the article they reference in the show notes. This conversation, begins with discussion of the Tet Offensive and Noam facing potential trial for his resistance during the US war in Vietnam. Vijay talks about Noam’s piece “The Responsibility of Intellectuals.”  From there we get into discussion about “the Pentagon System,” and the military industrial complex.  They both share some thoughts on Manufacturing Consent and the role of the media, and discuss a few examples of how this functions. Talk about imperialism with regards to resources and power. And Noam discusses how NATO and the Pentagon rebranded their purposes after the Cold War. From there we get into the invention of “humanitarian intervention,” and how concepts of human rights and genocide have been manipulated by the US despite US’s total lack of accountability within the frameworks of international law.  We close with some discussion on how to recompose and reconstitute movements in the imperial core, against imperialism and toward better horizons. Both this conversation and our previous conversation with Noam and Vijay are based on questions developed on their book The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power. Which is on sale now and we definitely recommend it. We will also link the previous discussion the authors had with Guerrilla History that we reference in the episode. If you don’t listen to Guerrilla History check them out, we really like the work they do and hopefully you will as well. We’re down a few patrons this month. We’re working to maintain the sustainability of the podcast in these difficult times. To that end we have a goal of adding 25 patrons this month. You can become one for as little as $1 a month or $10.80 per year. All support, adds up and makes this show possible and keeps us completely independent, ad free, and able to bring you conversations like this every week. So head over to patreon.com/millennialsarekillingcapitalism and help out if you can. The Hill and Stent article (the one that references the April peace agreement) Reflections on a Political Trial The Responsibility of Intellectuals 

1hr 51mins

7 Sep 2022

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"The Hollow Crown" - Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad on The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power

Millennials Are Killing Capitalism

In this episode we are honored to host a conversation with Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad, to discuss their brand new book The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power.  Part 2 of the conversaiton can be found here. Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historical essayist, social critic and political activist. While we couldn’t find a complete bibliography, from what we could gather, it seems that at this point he has written over 100 books, on a wide range of topics.  Vijay Prashad is an executive director of Tricontinental: institute of Social Research, the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books, and a senior non-resident fellow at Chonyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China. He is also the author of over 20 books and a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). In this conversation we talk about the recent U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the so-called “China threat,” The Godfather attitude of U.S. imperialism, the war in Ukraine, sanctions, and international law. We also question whether we should look at the U.S. as a declining power or just an empire in transition. As you will see we were not able to get through all of our questions in this conversation, but Noam and Vijay were kind enough to record a part 2 with us as well, which we will release in the coming days. This part of the conversation was recorded on August 30th. We want to thank all of our patrons for making our show possible. It’s a new month and we have a new goal to add 25 patrons again this month. You can become a patron of the show for as little as $1 a month. All of the support for our show comes from listeners like you as we have no grant funding and we don’t sell any ads. You can become a patron by signing up at patreon.com/millennialsarekillingcapitalism And be on the look out for part 2 of this conversation in the coming days.

1hr 34mins

5 Sep 2022

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Noam Chomsky, Monkeypox, Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, M.D.

The Chris Cuomo Project

In this week’s episode of The Chris Cuomo Project, Chris explores the ongoing monkeypox outbreak and stigma surrounding the disease with Dr. Jorge Ramirez, M.D. Noam Chomsky, the prolific linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author, also joins Chris to discuss the state of the U.S. political system.Subscribe and follow The Chris Cuomo Project on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube for new episodes every Thursday.

1hr 18mins

11 Aug 2022

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Nostalgia Trap - Episode 332: Manufacturing Noam Chomsky, Part One w/ Justin Rogers-Cooper

Nostalgia Trap

In the first of a trilogy of episodes examining the life, work, and legacy of Noam Chomsky, Justin Rogers-Cooper joins us for a discussion of Chomsky’s younger years: the historical moment into which he was born, the people and ideas that surrounded him, and the formation of his political and intellectual values. In this episode we pay particular attention to the evolution of Chomsky’s attitudes about war, fascism, and the state, as we trace his development from academic all-star to public dissident, from prominent researcher and theorist in the field of linguistics to outspoken critic of American foreign policy and leading figure in the American left. Our series will continue on the Nostalgia Trap subscriber feed: patreon.com/nostalgiatrap. 

1hr 25mins

19 Jul 2022

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MLST #78 - Prof. NOAM CHOMSKY (Special Edition)

Machine Learning Street Talk (MLST)

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mlst Discord: https://discord.gg/ESrGqhf5CB In this special edition episode, we have a conversation with Prof. Noam Chomsky, the father of modern linguistics and the most important intellectual of the 20th century.  With a career spanning the better part of a century, we took the chance to ask Prof. Chomsky his thoughts not only on the progress of linguistics and cognitive science but also the deepest enduring mysteries of science and philosophy as a whole - exploring what may lie beyond our limits of understanding. We also discuss the rise of connectionism and large language models, our quest to discover an intelligible world, and the boundaries between silicon and biology. We explore some of the profound misunderstandings of linguistics in general and Chomsky’s own work specifically which have persisted, at the highest levels of academia for over sixty years.   We have produced a significant introduction section where we discuss in detail Yann LeCun’s recent position paper on AGI, a recent paper on emergence in LLMs, empiricism related to cognitive science, cognitive templates, “the ghost in the machine” and language.  Panel:  Dr. Tim Scarfe Dr. Keith Duggar Dr. Walid Saba  YT version: https://youtu.be/-9I4SgkHpcA 00:00:00 Kick off 00:02:24 C1: LeCun's recent position paper on AI, JEPA, Schmidhuber, EBMs 00:48:38 C2: Emergent abilities in LLMs paper 00:51:32 C3: Empiricism 01:25:33 C4: Cognitive Templates 01:35:47 C5: The Ghost in the Machine 01:59:21 C6: Connectionism and Cognitive Architecture: A Critical Analysis by Fodor and Pylyshyn 02:19:25 C7: We deep-faked Chomsky 02:29:11 C8: Language 02:34:41 C9: Chomsky interview kick-off! 02:35:39 Large Language Models such as GPT-3 02:39:14 Connectionism and radical empiricism 02:44:44 Hybrid systems such as neurosymbolic 02:48:47 Computationalism silicon vs biological 02:53:28 Limits of human understanding 03:00:46 Semantics state-of-the-art 03:06:43 Universal grammar, I-Language, and language of thought 03:16:27 Profound and enduring misunderstandings 03:25:41 Greatest remaining mysteries science and philosophy 03:33:10 Debrief and 'Chuckles' from Chomsky

3hr 37mins

8 Jul 2022

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