01/11/2012 02:01 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Arianna Joins Deepak Chopra In Conversation

Arianna Huffington joined spiritual thinker Deepak Chopra and author and television host Dylan Ratigan on Tuesday night for a conversation about poverty, high unemployment, and the lack of social mobility that has become a reality for many Americans.

Asked by Ratigan -- whose book "Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry" has just been published -- about how Americans are feeling the "misaligned interests" of the country, Arianna said that "downward mobility" and growing income inequality is "basically destroying the American dream --destroying the hope of the American middle class for their children to do better than they are doing."

Chopra concurred that "the diagnosis is a broken system," and said that Americans need to focus on the areas of society that need the most improvement, then come up with "creative solutions" in a compassionate yet "ruthless" manner.

"This is completely beyond left and right," Arianna said. "All the solutions we are prosing -- any founding father or mother of capitalism would be in favor of. Because they knew capitalism would not survive if we did not have a moral foundation."


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