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Matt Damon Continues Defending Teachers, Makes Libertarians Look Silly

 It wasn't enough that actor Matt Damon gave apassionate speech in defense of public school teachers at a rally last weekend. No, the Bourne Identitystar (and Oscar winner for the screenplay ofGood Will Hunting) managed to become a YouTube sensation when a Reason.tv camera crew stuck a microphone in his face and tried to imply that the free market is the reason he's a successful actor. 

Damon, with his mom standing by proudly, schools the libertarians on their "MBA-style thinking" and, with slightly NSFW language, provides the line of the year against the cameraman and knocks the "intrinsically paternalistic" thinking in education policy these days. 

Check out the video. 

AlterNet / By Sarah Jaffe

Posted at August 3, 2011, 1:45am

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