Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Capitalism as an ‘Irredeemable’ System

Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Capitalism as an ‘Irredeemable’ SystemThe 29-year-old, first-term U.S. House member from New York and self-described democratic socialist addressed an enthusiastic crowd Saturday at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, about issues that resonate with her fellow millennials, from universal healthcare to combating climate change. “Capitalism is an ideology of capital –- the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit,” Ocasio-Cortez said.