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ah, silicon valley in california, from here, companies like apple and google have conquered the world, but their success has come at a price language to see the value from us up a. so you must be very wealthy. well, i was living in los altos before came, you know, this very exclusive area to live with. david is a tradesman. the rise of tech companies has made it impossible to pay rent living for 3 years. but he's been living in a vanity right next to close campus. partially with i was living in the house. it was a 2 bedroom house, was paying about $2400.00 a month. i was doing okay. well, the guy realizes he get $5000.00 a month for this place, right. so he tells me you got to go and the lease is up. i'm going to remodel. and so people like me, like i've been here, my wife. i know where to go. silicon valley and san francisco belong to the bay
area. as of 2021, there were around 35000 homeless people here alongside the highest density of billionaires in the world. and the pandemic has only exacerbated that inequality. it really precludes any possibility of us having a meaningful democracy when some people at our community have not only their basic needs assured, but every conceivable object of opulence and other people can even survive. i think that exposes that are pre tense of democracy in the country is something of ours. facebook, google, amazon and apple have changed the global economy? have they become too big in the process? politicians seem to want to limit the companies power with the purpose of today's hearing is to examine the dominance of amazon, apple, facebook, and google. in fact, bosses have been called to testify before congress. we have the tech industry is an
american success story. the products we build of change the world and improve people's lives through lanes to build products that increase access to opportunity for everyone. no matter where you live, what you believe, or how much money you tech companies don't see their marketplace power as a problem. one of the biggest problems in the years is that they believe that because their intentions are good outcomes will be good and that it's really hard for them to imagine that despite their good efforts, some things have gone completely down the train. ah, ah, ah davos switzerland. this is where the world's most powerful people gather for the world economic forum. in january 2019, the corona virus pandemic was still
a long way off. a dutch historian put his finger on the problem. 1500 private yes. clone in here. and i mean i hear people talk in the language of participation and justice and equality and transparency. but then, i mean, almost no one raises the real issue, effects avoidance, right? got, we got to be talking about texas. yeah, that's it, texas, texas, texas, all the rest, in my opinion with the fact is that more and more of our world belongs to a few super rich people. one reason for that is tax avoidance. between 20142018 millionaire amazon c e o. jeff bezos, pate, an effective tax rate of 0.9 percent. compare that to the top us tax rate of almost 40 percent for economics, historian, adam twos, the problem is systemic. they also drive as an inequality at the top. if you,
if you look at the income distribution in american society, a very key element of the surge of the wealth and income of the top one percent is not just people on wall street. it's the senior managerial deletes. and their technicians in these companies who have very big stock options, very handsome compensation, and then they get bonuses on top. so these successful companies distort and drive increasing polarization and american society. the corona virus has exacerbated the trend between 20202022, while many americans were losing their jobs. jeff basis is fortune grew by more than $80000000000.00. the standard story that we've always been told about the creation of wealth. that is, that it is created at the top. i buy these brilliant entrepreneurs and innovators, and then that'll trickle down to the rest of us. i and sure we can tax them, but we also gotta be grateful. and you shouldn't tax them too much because that may,
you know, this incentivize all their great work. what we've come to realize maybe, especially because of the pandemic, is that actually it's the other way around the real wealth creators that were really dependent on our, the plumbers, the teachers, the nurses, to care workers. you name it. and if they stop working, society crumbles. tax avoidance has led tech companies to rural areas far from the big cities. in remote prying vill, oregon. facebook has invested $2000000000.00 in a data center. this was a very sleepy city prior to the tech companies coming in on this is the county seat . it's also the all the seat in crick county, but economically we was pretty stagnant before that the data companies came in in 2000 dined. facebook was lured here with the promise of tax breaks. as of 2021,
the city has lost a potential $130000000.00 in taxes. is the deal fair? in 2020 alone facebook generated nearly $30000000000.00 in profit. if they didn't show up here, we would have a lot of the infrastructure we have. we wouldn't have a lot of the cool programs that you know that they've helped out with the schools. we would still be that small town struggling to find an industry to come here. after the, the early ninety's timber industry shut down below, closing saw mills saw prime views, unemployment rate rise to about 20 percent. then came facebook, but in 2022, the data center employed only about 350 people. instead of taxes, facebook makes donations to the town for things like school renovations, courses, and programming, and infrastructure. does that make prime village politicians susceptible to influence? i think they're 3rd of our leaders. why?
because they know they'll get money for they know to help support some of the projects and things that economy itself can't afford to do. there is more powerful than the government. i mean, they really are. an i don't know where or hell from a legislative point of view, you can interact with something, but you can't anticipate that that's a problem. facebook is opening it's 11th data center on the site in 2023. the facility will soon have an area of 4000000 square meters. the company confirms that it is given out $3000000.00 in voluntary grants. yes, facebook has a huge presence here. and yes, a lot of people work work up there, but i don't think, i guess we're a facebook city in the fact that we're one of their partners and we've worked
closely with them to build like they have. but i think our identity still is a timber, a timber town full. the spokes tax break in prime ville won't end until 2027, only then with the town find out whether it's deal with the company was a good one. it isn't just small towns that have to negotiate with tech. james entire countries depend on them. how did individual companies get so big one and so takes us back to 2007. the start of the financial crisis center and the soaring fortunes of financial services firm, black rock, as the banking sector faltered, then federal reserve chair, timothy guidance, allowed black rock to oversee the winding down and restructuring of banks. so come the financial crisis. you have to, for instance, rapidly dismantle a bank like bear stearns. who do you asked to do it for you?
while you don't really want expertise in the federal reserve of new york to the habits, hands to dirty? you draw the contract this out and you find people who really know their way around this, like black rock, for instance, at the time, a relatively unknown company, but with huge expertise. black rock closed the banks and bought up ailing financial institutions. it became the 1st big winner of the crisis. by 2020, the group was managing assets worth 9 trillion us dollars. and then crucially, it becomes a predator. so it becomes an entity that has the ready cash to buy other people's assets as they look for capital. black rock also struck in europe advising the european central bank and buying up a share of major british bank, barclays, and 2009 and black rock uses the embarrassment of barclays 2 pounds on this portfolio and dismantle it,
and incorporated into black box business. and it jumps black rock away from its major competitors at the time, school and vanguard, and pushes black rock into a much bigger lee. so help you, god will help me in an effort to prop up failing banks. u. s. president bush and obama pumped massive amounts of cheap money into the system, buying stock in the banks with state capital. if you delay acting on an economy of this severity, then you potentially create a negative spiral. that becomes much more difficult for us to get out of the whole strategy in early 2009 is to prevent the avalanche rolling again. that's the key, right? you can do work creation, you can do stimulus, you can begin to repair american society with a health care program. but well, you could only do any of that if you stall the banks pooling. the financial system didn't collapse. the u. s. economy began to recover in part because investment
capital was so cheap. one man especially took clever advantage of that fact. jeff bezos, economics professor scott galloway has analyzed the rise of amazon and people forget in your early to thousands. a lot of smart analysts thought that amazon was gonna face liquidity crisis and could go out of business, and they're stark underperformed for the better part of a decade. basis, focused on spending revenue and easily gotten capital on the optimization of his supply chain. the goal was to make products, reach the customer faster. it's easy to put up a website, but it's hard to make it really good and it's hard to make sure that the stuff arrives in good condition on time. what's unusual about amazon, it's not a victory marketing, it's not a victory of innovation. really, it's a victory of supply chain. they have managed to get more products, more people faster than anyone else in the world. amazon is one of the most
valuable companies in the world. along with apple, google and facebook. as of september 2021, they're worth together around 7 trillion dollars. you show up with more capital than your competitors. the odds are you are going to win. so access to cheap capital is important and has become a key strategy when at amazon growth is everything, employees are monitored, forming a union, it's difficult. there are 2000000 amazon retailers that depend on that giant for their survival. much like your cobra. i have, you know, like on the chef when our whole business model is aligned with amazon without amazon one we wouldn't exist under amazon is basically our lifeline log lim sato. amazon takes care of storage, shipping and returns for yahoo. bah, in return, it takes commission for every euro of sales who bought her house to hand over $0.30
to amazon. in 2019 amazon made almost $60000000000.00 is from these commissions alone problem, as people will say, well, it's a 2 sided tray. the retailers don't have to work with amazon and i would argue that's not really true. amazon is now 50 percent of all e commerce. so to not be on amazon is really to not have an e commerce offering, and that just isn't an option for most people. germany's online trade association has surveyed almost 1000 retailers about their experience with amazon. nearly 80 percent of respondents saw amazon as a difficult partner that dictated prices and encourage dependency on the platform. in may 2021 amazon cut who backers, inventory, half of his products were removed, resulting in a 6 figure, los intern over the country. for stainless moneys business. you don't sleep very well when suddenly the foundation of your business is taken away and you have to
put all of your employees on reduced hours overnight to print with no notice anklets on my chicken wasn't as is any. that's not something you can prepare for. to get and try to switch gets split and, and then suddenly you're virtually out of business. awesome. just responding to an inquiry. amazon gave the pandemic as the reason for its actions. warehouses were overcrowded, and hygiene measures had changed its logistics procedures. when does allow response copy of these inventory caps go on for another 2 months? i'll have to close down those. i wouldn't survive because the overhead costs keep running. love white eyes up. i have 35 employees here when i have to pay, and most amazon didn't pay compensation who bought her had to bear the loss in turnover on his own. meanwhile, amazon founder jeff bezos was flying into space of his own rocket.
the market power of big tech firms also stems from buying up other companies, both inside and outside their own sector, they purchase hundreds of competitors. then they either use the newly acquired technology or bury it. apple park and silicon valley. the headquarters of another tech giant apple was founded in 1976 on starting capital of just $1300.00 us dollars. in 2022. it's the most valuable company in the world with a stock market value of around 3 trillion dollars. much of its profit coming from the app store founders, steve jobs presented it in 2008. as a platform for selling software. apple is sold nearly 2000000000 i phones worldwide. the success of software can depend on
its presence in the app store for which apple charges 15 to 30 percent of revenue. david hina meyer hanson can't accept that. the entrepreneur lives in malibu, california. he became famous in tech circles with his base camp software. and essentially tell us if you don't like the deal, you can just get out of here. you can just shut down your business. how is that a choice is it just felt like mafia tactics even the way they showed up to demand? the money was just despicable. i know my hands on wanted to distribute his new email software without paying huge commissions and pretty soon it's 30 percent of the whole economy and printed to say, like my said 30 percent, not 40 percent. maybe we should just raise our prices. this is a captive audience, nonetheless, which is exactly the essence of monopoly power. other companies are also taking action against apple's commission in 2019 spotify sued in europe,
prompting the european commission to initiate anti trust proceedings. in the u. s. game developer epic games also filed an anti trust complaint in 2020 apple c. e o jim cook had to defend himself in court. this is about the swaying apple about slang. anyone. this is about giving us all a chance and access to the market. the tech companies decide under what conditions others can enter their system. in the process, they collect oceans of data. facebook holding company meta alone, as a total of $3000000000.00 users, thanks to it's acquisitions of whatsapp and instagram. shashana zuba off and author and professor america at harvard, cause it surveillance capitalism. they invade our private lives through surveillance. they extract from our lives rendering what they
extract as behavioral data. and then they claim those behavioral data as their private property. that's how surveillance capitalism works. this is a fundamentally illegitimate operation. the deed is used to advertise products and for political campaigns. surveillance capitalism became the dominant economic paradigm. and it went from google to facebook from facebook, it became the default option in the tech sector. it reset the bar for investors because with a surveillance dividend, you produce more revenue more quickly than you know, doing capitalism. the old fashioned way, which is actually creating products and service that meet people's real needs. marita shocker from the netherlands is a former member of the european parliament. she's now international policy,
director of stanford university cyber policy center. my sense is that one of the biggest problems that silicon valley leaders have is that they believe that because their intentions are good, that the outcomes will be good. and that is really hard for them to imagine that despite their good efforts, some things have gone completely down the drain shocker and zoom off are part of a panel of experts that want to keep an eye on facebook. meanwhile, activists so placed bodybags outside facebook's washington office. they see the company's role in electron interference and misinformation, as deadly, especially during the pandemic. even if you may think, well selling ads, this is long, you know, life threatening. it can lead to dynamics that are life threatening with micro targeting, with the going viral of hatred with people taking to the streets because they actually believe that the election was stolen. wow. if you design the
architecture for data and information with profit goals, that those become dominant and have been out of sight, even if society is the price. facebook founder mark sucker berg has testified before investigative committees several times, like here in the u. s. senate in 2018 my top priority has always been in our social mission of connecting people, building community and bringing the world closer together. the u. s. government has been pursuing several cases against the tech giants in the early 20 twenties are around race, and the federal trade commission is suing facebook for creating a monopoly. the department of justice is suing google, hawaii. the house of representatives is even considering breaking up the companies so far without much success. so i think things have flipped an hour. innovators and
our tech companies believed that they, in fact have the upper hand and more resources are more powerful than the government that supposed to regulate our big debt. corporations more powerful. the nations for romesha sweeney ross on of the university of california. that's a crucial question. who is influencing how we feel, what we believe, what we think who we connect with, what we know read, there's no question that that's occurring far more intensely and ubiquitously the governance of our lives. by, you know, a private tech company, a google's google search results, facebook feeds, et cetera. right? and i think the awareness of the hearts of putting so much trust and responsibility in the hands of retail and advertising companies was a mistake. it really was a big mistake, and i think it's important that democratic governments start to use technology to
advance their own democratic agendas and not have tech companies use them to advance their own corporate agendas. many critics are hope all the you will curbed the power of tech giant to new directives from 2020 are expected to get things started. the digital service act or dsa aims to ensure that platforms like facebook and twitter take on more responsibility when it comes to things like to leading illegal content and maintaining transparency and fundamental rights. the digital markets act. dna defines fair competition rules to put simply allowing competition and sharing data. amazon, apple and google would be affected by the directives. european commissioner for competition, margaret vesta is taking companies to task with that size also comes responsibility . and then line up what you have to do and what you cannot do. facebook and its
fellow rivals are fighting the planned regulations with help from lobbyists, him 2020 alone. u. s. tech companies spent around 100000000 euros on political influence in brussels. they hired ex politicians with the best connections. facebook even employs of former british deputy prime minister nick clay migration and existed in fallen english, published m. duke wasn't, there is definitely an imbalance. and yeah, how much, according to the big tech companies, have a lot of resources to life you emitter by it's as members of the european parliament. we have very small teams with 3 or 4 employees in brussels, who write policies, carter comments and snap coordinator, and it's clear that as an individual m e p, you can't compete with the lobbying power. the big tech companies have come digital or their resources or marketing associates did an engine clue rasmus and resend,
represent the greens in the european parliament. he receives weekly requests for talks from lobbyists. this time it's a representative from amazon, amazon master. you're an amazon just wants to push it, chris, i just see the unburdened ones 1st. i think i'll try to give a suggestions on how to water down the loss. so it doesn't affect them at the see or doesn't change anything at the core of their business model can for you could shift from underneath and not lobbying isn't to legal, but isn't legitimate. andrea schwab represents the center, right, cd you in the european parliament, as well as under their own names. large corporations exert influence covertly through trade associations. uncommon seems to yes, they come to you as the 1st european association of american companies. i will then they come as the european association of digital companies. i and then the european association of tech companies out in the american business association. i'm like, than the american business association for take company. it won't uncall, they come and they come and they come at some point as
a member of parliament. so you have to ask how much time you can spend on their concerns. shouldn't we be spending much more time on the concerns of other citizens and business eliminates either. lobbying is used to put pressure on undesired regulation. and if that doesn't work, there's a longer legal route. the european commission is proposing creating 80 positions to enforce the rules. but apples, legal department alone has a total of $900.00 employees. chris, we cannot compete when it comes to the funding of lobbyist. are we not compete when it comes to the number of lawyers? so you, now, what we have to put into the process is of course a dedication and to get this right, go facebook and apple also put large sums into lobbying in the u. s. when the software developer adopted hyena, my grandson decided to fight apples. market power in 2021. he found out how strong
that pressure is in several us states when i testified for the arizona, ah, house and the chair woman of that committees. as her opening statement for the proceedings that apple had bought every lobbyist in town and that before the hearing had even had a chance to happen. apple had tried to squash to do this. the company hired lobbyist, kirk adams, a former chief of staff to arizona governor doug doocy. the planned law would have enabled app providers to circumvent apples high commissions. arizona would have been the 1st state to crack down on the monopoly. in fact, i was sitting on a soon called for that final um meeting and we were waiting to deliver our testimony. and then in the middle of the proceedings, they simply said,
oh actually we're not even going to hear this bill. something has come up, it is no longer the agenda and you witnessed that anything is this movie? there was no vote. instead, a deal was struck behind closed doors. the law that would have endangered apples market power was forwarded to a similar regulation. also failed in north dakota in 2021. so that was really just frightening to see up front that power as being conjured by this monopoly. and success gives you the resources to squash democratic accountability that when sovereign states like north dakota and arizona are not even powerful enough to hear a bill to bring it to a final vote heights. when asked about what happened, abil admitted,
exerting influence, but defended his actions, saying this legislation threatened to destroy this very successful model, as well as the privacy and security mechanisms. our cost miss expect is the power of global mega corporations, a danger to democracy. one of the steps to tyranny was weren't private power overran government. government is supposed to represent our best interests and be a counter balance or a ballast, a private power. there will always pursue profits and ignore the extra nowadays, whether it's teen depression or misinformation or a weapon ization of our elections. and there are more, there are more full time lobbyist work for amazon, living in washington, dc. it and there are full time us and there are sending us senators the p. r and communications department of facebook. spinning their image is now bigger than the newsroom at the washington post. relations between silicon valley and washington
are close. we are in the middle of the world who was a top donor to barrack obama's 2012 election campaign with united states corporations can essentially by elections the system is corrupted. so the system itself has to be transformed as well on the level of who influences are publicly elected politicians. the aged belgium alibaba. china's answer to amazon plans to open a distribution center here in november 2021. but the project is facing resistance from some logo, so we'll be able to get through figuration. interest. you've got chris, also, shiner is the superpower that he'd advocates for its interests on a global scale, including through companies like alibaba in strategic sectors. it don't. if it's more we looking at a chinese expansion project here, the opponent exposure will she was the edge as a stop on the new silk road. china's major 21st century infrastructure project. the
deal was brokered in 2018 by belgium's king philip scene here with jack. bah, founder of ali baba, the closeness between state and company is typical for china. says digital expert chi front caught up with let's now the thought it's one um it's increased significantly in the last year because of the expansion of so called party cells. the tide sans and marty sales are effectively communist party representatives installed within various private sector corporations and but especially in the tech sector, typically party functionaries are also working within ali baba, profit and politics combined to serve the party while only as former finance minister doesn't see any danger in this situation? gentlemen, lucca governor fiddler luck. i don't want to be an advocate for authoritarians updates. will jell global trade is a reality?
and i prefer for exchange to take place between democratic countries, but i'm not naive. i don't believe we live in a world where we're essentially good and only good could. that would be wonderful. but it's not the reality. it appears that is it simply online trade or chinese imperialism. after the decline of the steel industry in the 20 ten's, the ages unemployment rate was high, is belgium, happy to pay any price for economic growth? and i need to hourly seat of the $30.00 or 40 years. we've been swindled by the multi nationals until now. it was mostly u. s. companies. now we going to try it with the chinese last, they're taking advantage of the fact that we have high unemployment and a desperate for foreign investors. like to close it. in 2021, 2 of the top 10 tech companies were chinese. another could soon join them by dance, the parent company of tick tock known as dough ian in chinese. the platform known
for short videos, has raced ahead of the u. s. competition. thanks to a successful recipe. on confident douglas, they were able to improve the out rhythm based on a much better understanding of our online behavior. on darwin also, china has an insanely large online community and low digital privacy lum. oscar. i thought that led to an algorithm that significantly better recognizing what we want to watch next, next on one or 2 talk has only been on the world wide market since 2018, but has already been downloaded over 2000000000 times more frequently than facebook . and what's up, the chinese state also has its place at the helm of parent company by dance, controlling data and censoring content, skipped and catalog guns, and it even timon oh, is a catalogue of sensitive issues around domestic questions. in general, he hanniman square shin john,
the tim hong kong and taiwan are all sensitive topics that are not allowed to be spread through tick tock or the chinese equivalent. skipped diesel lenient as of one of these policies exist in europe in the us to sculpt flaw awning, martin and bash. be of all. there is an example a few months ago where a user tried to criticize human rights violations and chin jang, under the premise of a make up video stick critique to our son in the hall mentioned that he was exposed within a few days and taken down that of the phenomenon when winning target on order glochelle . how much influence does the communist party have on tick tock? the company stresses that it complies with local laws. but when questioned about it, the chinese government won't answer if it has access to the data of tick tock users fear is growing in beijing about the power of china's own tech companies. in april 2021, alibaba had to pay 2300000000 euros in fines after an antitrust case. at by dance,
the state has bought company shares. the regime has been tightening the screws on the tech market since late 2020, and is looking into banning written business models. i think china looks at the u. s. in europe and says, these governments had an over run by big tact and we're not going to get to this point. and they've made some very swear or grass of actions against big taxing when big tech overruns government, as it has an u. s. in europe leads to very bad places, or meanwhile, in nevada, our company is working towards doing business completely independent of local laws . here in the desert, near reno, tech companies are hoping to found their own city. ah, the model comes courtesy of crypto currency from block chines. l. c. chief
executive jeffrey burns wants to create so called innovation zones. acting like completely independent local governments, boons donated money to nevada governors, diesel act, and hired influential lobbyists. a few months after back room talks, in early 2021, the governor announced to bill journalist sam met has been covering the story. so under the innovation zones, as it was, propose, any tech company with a certain amount of land that promised a certain amount of investment could apply with the state to create an innovation zone, which would give them the powers akin to local government. the condition is that jack companies invest at least $1250000000.00 us dollars in return. they're
allowed to introduce their own local tax, judicial and school systems. so his sovereignty up for sale. i think the story of nevada is really the story of politicians trying to diversify a single industry economy. so 1st to was mining and it was gambling in tourism. and now i think the pandemic has really made the state aware that it's hard to just rely on one industry. the pandemic has hit nevada heart. the governor is hoping for a cash injection from block chains, l o c. i think in nevada, critics are worried about actors with enough resources to buy land higher lobbyists and get an audience with the governor. why does jeffrey burns want to eliminate local governments?
our requests for an interview went unanswered. only his security advisor was available. i think to me, there are ways we can incentivize places that have suffered a lot to be investment hubs for businesses. but i think it has to mean that they're given all this power to basically become like their own states. that that's a violation on many different levels of a sovereignty of like state based sovereignty. i mean that, that to me, sounds like some sort of like district 9 or something or some sort of or like robo cop, some kind of dis, stokes. i. 5 after every criticism, the bill was withdrawn in august 2021. governor steves to slack and block chains, l o c r, holding on to their idea, however, to sell the powers of state to tech corporations. meanwhile,
in washington, the fight against the market dominance of google, apple. facebook and others continues. here in congress is relying primarily on anti trust laws, very simply put, they have too much power, this power. but how promising are these proceedings? legal expert chris segers is skeptical. personally, i think the, the risk with even very aggressive and i trust is not so much that it will rec, anything. it's just that whatever good it does won't be permanent. and what i fear is, you know, we, we may have this period of a few years of very aggressive intervention. and even though it seems unlikely, you know, perhaps the government will manage to break up google or facebook or some other firm. and then it will only be a matter of a few years before somebody else figures out how to make a new monopoly out of it. kristen and joe biden is shown
a willingness for the fight, but he's had to compromise. you know, democrats are in control of both houses of congress and the white house. ah, but in the senate, and it will be very difficult to, to adopt any legislation that doesn't have some republican support. and republicans will be very much against any very serious change. seniors estimates that proceedings in the us will take years to cyber expert, marita shatka prefers action on a global scale. it begins with awareness about the extent to which the outside power of tech companies, whether they're big or small, the entire echo system harms democracy. it's something that really has to be understood, so it will have to be a combination of mechanisms to make sure that that gets rebalance back to putting democracy 1st and not putting technology 1st. mm. shashana. zuba is
calling for a ban on the business model of facebook and others that is collecting and selling user data. so we take an extraction, we make those operations illegal, the amplification of device of content for profit, the amplification of hate for profit, the amplification of lies for profit that kills make it illegal. zuba believes that the relevant laws are already in place. they just need to be adapted to the digital age and incredibly important, more and more global. we've also gone after markets. right, and we said down, we've said in democracies waive long said, you can't trade in human beings. you can't trade in human organs, you can't trade in babies. you can't trade in illicit drugs. you can't trade in things that make people sick or products that are dangerous wet we've,
we've done that countless times now. it's just applying it to our reality in our era, in our time, in our digital century blue, the uncontrolled power of mega corporations and the growing gap between rich and poor. the 2 go hand in hand, according to historian rutger brakeman. when was capitalism work? you know, for most people in the best way on the fifty's in the sixty's. oh, that taxes up to 8090 percent for the richest people work perfectly well known. you're the high common growth we've ever seen. the high rates of innovation. mm hm. you know, for many people who are sort of, you know, i don't know, 50 years old or 6 years old. they think, oh,
those communism both come over work. and if you study history, you'll see that chemically, we're greed for profit, new technology and big politics. together they create an opaque world one, which each new generation will likely have to struggle to bring under control about people's liberties. we have his regular warden. you made a unanimous consent request. jackson was heard. those are with dr. facts. and most, most of the water, at least for among the year, they're experiencing some stress there's plenty of sea water, but desalination is energy intensive and expensive. uh, berlin based start up shows us. it doesn't have to be this way, global 3000. in 30 minutes on d, w. a small island with
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