Tag Archives: Manufacturing Consent
Chomsky: One informative discussion, in Business Week (Feb. 12, 1949), recognized that social spending could have the same “pump-priming” effect as military spending, but pointed out that for businessmen, “there’s a tremendous social and economic difference between welfare pump-priming and military pump-priming.” The latter “doesn’t really alter the structure of the economy.” For the businessman, it’s just another order. But welfare and public works spending “does alter the economy. It makes new channels of its own. It creates new institutions. It redistributes income.” And we can add more. Military spending scarcely involves the public, but social spending does, and has a democratizing effect.
Jacques Ellul’s Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes (1965) has been called “a far more frightening work than any of the nightmare novels of George Orwell.”
Rare Interview of Prof. Noam Chomsky on Necessary Illusions: Thought Control In Democratic Societies. Must Watch!
Date – 1990-02-20
Corporations are basically tyrannies, hierarchic, controlled from above. If you don’t like what they are doing you get out. The major media are just part of that system. By Noam Chomsky Z Communications April 23, 2014 Posted in: Editorial, Media (Main) art of the reason why I write about the media is because I am interested in the […]