The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business w/ David T. Courtwright - MR Live - 7/15/19

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  • Published on:  Monday, July 15, 2019
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  • Adeem Sadiq
    Adeem Sadiq  1 months ago +93

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  • N Shea
    N Shea  1 months ago +7

    Pence reminds me of Himmler visiting the death camps.

  • Davante Johnson
    Davante Johnson  1 months ago +14

    29:00 I’d consider one of the earliest forms of limbic capitalism to be the opium wars in China. Britain and the east India trading company wanted in on that market, and forced opium upon the Chinese people.
    Not that it’s directly analogous to corporations tapping into the likbic system by the people’s choice, but it still fits

  • Chad Alpha
    Chad Alpha  1 months ago +20

    Fox News trying to laugh is insidious, boycott Fox and their advertisers

  • Jill Ronan
    Jill Ronan  1 months ago +16

    It’s truly amazing how there is one thing that trumps partisanship, and will cause Republicans to unite with Democrats— class warfare. When a “common peasant” dares to critique a fellow Washington Elite, both parties start coming out to defend one of their own.

  • Lilka Durham
    Lilka Durham  1 months ago +5

    In a better world they would play that video of Mike Pence et al at his Nuremberg trial.

  • Erik Salholm
    Erik Salholm  1 months ago +8

    I’m here for Sam’s extended fishing metaphor.

  • divinuminfernum
    divinuminfernum  1 months ago +5

    Jim Sterling's channel does alot of good reporting and commentary on the insidious practices of AAA games companies in using techniques to create addiction and exploitation of gamers for profit

  • Mudmudmudmud Mud
    Mudmudmudmud Mud  1 months ago +10

    Fox news calling Trumps tweet a joke is gross. That excuse has been old for a while now because it has been the go to excuse and not just what Trump.
    It's also a tactic that people knowingly do to red pill others (make them racist).

  • Kelley O
    Kelley O  1 months ago +5

    2:28:36 IT'S GO TIME, PEOPLE!

  • John
    John  1 months ago +3

    Quote of the show: "Well he's not at Biden Levels of a problem."

  • Jeff Bartolini
    Jeff Bartolini  1 months ago +9

    To the righteous sociopaths, the migrants are objects- political props.

  • John
    John  1 months ago +2

    Jamie's quote of the show: "Watching things is always easier than reading things."
    Yeah reading sucks.

  • Amy Louise
    Amy Louise  1 months ago +8

    Mike Pence truly is evil. As someone brought up as a Christian it is disgusting and offensive for him to behave in such a hateful manner whilst calling himself a Christian. Time for him to read the New Testament and learn from the parable The Good Samaritan.

  • Dude Man
    Dude Man  1 months ago +2

    LMAO Jamie you are so dope. @3:28 "Jisreal"

  • rburk854
    rburk854  1 months ago +3

    When the author was listing the five A's I definitely heard the last one as "anime" at first.

  • Patrick Corcoran
    Patrick Corcoran  1 months ago +10

    Jamie has gotta cut that “both sides are the same” shit. Like what is she talking about with that Democrats are just as prejudice as republicans nonsense. Sometimes these people got to get out of that Brooklyn bubble and see some other parts of this country

  • Pranay
    Pranay  1 months ago +2

    I know all about mylar survival blanket, if I wake up early enough I will try and call in.

  • Matthew Davis
    Matthew Davis  1 months ago

    I missed Jaime. Even if she's got the post communist camp Mondays.

  • franciszek do
    franciszek do  1 months ago

    "could this arguably just be a problem with capitalism"- neoliberal shill and dnc operative