Sen. Cory Booker: capitalism has perverted”

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., had some harsh words for capitalism, suggesting that it is “perverse”, because of the policy on the books.

In an interview with The New York Times in 2020, published on Wednesday, the Europe-presidential candidate spoke about the American Enterprise InstitutePpresident Arthur C. Brooks and the “fetishization of capitalism” in the country.

“The head of the AEI, a man by the name of Brooks, talks about the fetishisation of capitalism as an end in itself and forgets that it is a theory to us of the higher ideals of more common growth, better distribution of opportunities and resources,” Booker said, “and we have so perverted the ideal of capitalism, that we now tolerate policies, so that a new era of monopolization, the oligarchies…”


It’s a fight within the Democratic party was, if any presidency should accept, candidates, capitalism or socialism — the latter, the example of Democratic socialist sen Bernie Sanders, I-VT.

Booker will be participating in the night on Thursday in the debate in addition to Senate colleagues, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, representatives Tim Ryan and Tulsi Gabbard, former representative Beto O’rourke, and John Delaney, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, the former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

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