-- within meet chris marten author, speaker and consultant for organizations ranging from the u.n., to corporation, investment funds and foundations. with his video crash course on the economy, pulling more than 3 million views on youtube, he's become a popular symbol of deep economic discontent. >> if you want to know where the global economy is head. >> in 2003 martenson a ph.d neuroscientist with an mba was a high level big pharma executive with all the perks. big salary, big boat, big house in connecticut. but increasingly he worried about the cost of big government, paid for by america's annual deficits hiking our cum latif national debt. >> we were growing our debts at somewhere between 8 and 9% a year, the underlying economy is about half that. if the whole nation does that, how does the nation not get in trouble. >> of course this is the republican refrain of the moment, insisting it's why the debt ceiling shouldn't be automatically raised. but a decade ago martenson was already taking action. selling everything, easing out of his job, moving his family to rural massachusetts.
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