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Arianna On Al Jazeera: Moving Beyond Left And Right

First Posted: 01/28/2012 11:02 am Updated: 01/29/2012 11:30 pm

On an episode of 'Talk to Al Jazeera,' Arianna talks about the erosion of the American dream, the Occupy movement, the 'Arab Awakening' and who she's planning to vote for in the 2012 election.

Arianna expressed dismay about political discourse in America being divided into left and right. "When we continue to see it as a left-right game, we are having a much harder time laying out the choices for the American people," she says. "Caring for the middle class, caring for jobs, wanting to prioritize that, is that a left wing position? Shouldn't everybody want that?"

"We are using these terms in a way which has made national conversation much, much harder to have, and which really marginalizes issues," she says.

Returning capitalism to its moral foundations is key to addressing the economic crisis, she argues. "It's become harder and harder to actually play by the rules and do well and expect your children to do better," she says. "I'm in favor of the capitalism system but not the way it's been perverted."


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