U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said capitalism is ‘not a redeemable system’ for Americans and represents a ‘pursuit of profit’ with disregard for any human, environment and social consequences run by an elite minority.
The New York democratic socialist slammed the US economy during an interview with Yahoo Finance’s Andy Serwer on Thursday, explaining that it was controlled by a small group of capitalists who make money and ‘don’t have to work.’
‘They can control our labor. They can control massive markets that they dictate and can capture governments,’ Ocasio-Cortez, 32, said.
‘And they can essentially have power over the many. And to me that is not a redeemable system for us to be able to participate in for the prosperity and peace for the vast majority of people.’
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said capitalism was not a system that benefited Americans