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Williamson: Climate change result of an ‘amoral’ economic system

Greg Nash

Presidential candidate and author Marianne Williamson described climate change as one symptom of an “amoral” economic system at MSNBC’s climate forum at Georgetown University on Thursday.

Williamson blamed what she called a “virulent strain of capitalism that puts short-term shareholder profit before all else, before the safety and welfare of the workers, before the safety and welfare of the environment.”

{mosads}“The issue here is not that we have an economic system that is immoral, but that we have an economic system that is amoral,” she told moderator Ali Velshi, leading to “immoral consequences.”

“A very large number of people suffer because of that, and that’s why we need a revolution in our times,” Williamson continued. “Our biggest issue when it comes to climate change is psychological: It’s a massive state of denial.”

Williamson said addressing climate change would be an undertaking on the level of World War II.

“The first thing we have to do is deal with people’s nature psychologically and emotionally integrate that understanding,” she added.

Williamson was one of several candidates participating in the forum, including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.).

Tags Andrew Yang Bernie Sanders John Delaney Julian Castro Marianne Williamson Michael Bennet Tim Ryan

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