Jesse Ventura Has a Message for Martin Shkreli and Donald Trump

Two places in society should not be run by corporate-minded individuals: health care and government. The for-profit model fails to provide proper services or fairness, says the former Minnesota governor.

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As former governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura knows first-hand what government is capable of doing and what services it needs to provide so that a base level of fairness is maintained in society. He sharply disagrees with those who say government should be run with the efficiency of a for-profit business. Likewise, people's health should not be determined by pharmaceutical industries and their grossly compensated presidents and CEOs. "Everybody in this country deserves the same health care that congressmen get," he says. The freer a company is to operate in all sectors of society, the closer that society gets to living in a state of anarchy, says Ventura.

Jesse Ventura: Trump Has Taken the Exact Wrong Lessons from His Supposed Icon

Jesse Ventura and Donald Trump were astute political observers during the 1980s. But Trump has taken the wrong lessons from history, says the former governor of Minnesota.

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The temptation is to dismiss Donald Trump as being too dumb to win the presidency. But simple-minded isn't the same thing as unintelligent, says former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura. Trump's strategy for success is to build up fear and mock his opponents with a display of utter vulgarity. It's the kind of strategy you might see in a professional wrestling match. But this behavior has nothing to do with the politicians that conservative voters count among their icons — notably, Ronald Reagan.

Jesse Ventura Doesn't Pull Punches: Here's His Unconventional Solution to Domestic Terror

The former Minnesota governor is known for frank assessments. Here he discusses arriving at a pretty unique way of preventing further violent tragedies on American soil.

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The popular saying goes "guns don't kill people, people kill people." It's an adage former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura believes in, and the basis of his argument in this Big Think interview. Ventura is of the opinion that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens is the wrong approach for preventing mass violence. He also wonders whether more good guys with guns could stop bad guys with guns before they fulfill their murderous objectives.

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Jesse Ventura: How About a MAXIMUM Wage?

How much income is too much? The former Minnesota governor rallies for the living wage and against the greed at the core of income inequality.

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At what point does making a ton of money prove to be detrimental to the rest of society? How much income is too much? Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura rallies for the living wage in this video while also sounding off on the greed at the core of income inequality.

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