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Tommy Douglas "The cream separator"

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Uploaded on Dec 28, 2009

Tommy Douglas recites one of his favourite stories.
Introduction by Pierre Berton, video by Doug Taylor.

"The Cream Separator" is an analysis of the capitalist economic system. This story was suggested by Tommy Douglas' reading of Lewis Mumford, who had argued: "During the age of expansion capitalism gave cream to the few, whole milk to the middle classes, and a blue watery residue to the majority of farmers and industrial workers, agri- cultural labourers and slaves." The way in which Douglas adapted this rather arid analysis to his rural audiences testifies to his oratorical genius.

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