Voices from Occupied Chicago is on ongoing series of videos documenting discussions and debates taking place on the ground at Occupy Chicago.
Friday, October 14, 4pm
The Illusion of Free Markets and the Rise of the Police State: A conversation with Bernard Harcourt (The University of Chicago)
There is no such thing as a “free market” and there never has been. Laissez-faire is an illusion. But it’s an illusion that has masked a massive regulatory framework that daily redistributes wealth to the top 1% of society. It has also facilitated the growth of a police state that is characterized by mass incarceration and pervasive stops-and-frisks of minorities.
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