2012.11.18

“So if by “intellectual” you mean people who are using their minds, then it’s all over the society. If by “intellectual” you mean people who are a special class who are in the business of imposing thoughts, and framing ideas for people in power, and telling everyone what they should believe, and so on, well, yeah, that’s different. Those people are called “intellectuals” — but they’re really more a kind of secular priesthood, whose task is to uphold the doctrinal truths of the society. And the population should be anti-intellectual in that respect, I think that’s a healthy reaction.”-Noam Chomsky

 

“Every newspaper has separate sections on business but the idea that they should have separate articles on labor – that is almost unheard of which tells you quite a lot. If, say, you want the stock market prices you can find them easily, but if you want to get the wage level or the work hours, you’ve got to do some work through complicated statistics.” -Noam Chomsky

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