This for those people that by buys stuff that is worth an icon, and that dont realize that many times they contributing to wars with no prpose, such as the one we all hear about on the news... so here u are babylon
In capitalism, companies produce adds to try to convince you to buy their products - to give them your money. Much better then the govt taking the money out of your paycheck and then letting you choose to use the services they provide. And throwing you in prison if you don't pay - even of you don't use the service you are being forced to pay for.
Capitalism works and I agree with it but I think that our government has lost sight of whats right, our government cares more about the interest of greedy corporations then the people that established it.
It's funny you think Japan doesn't have any capitalism in their economy when they rank 27 out of 141 on the Economic Freedom of the World 2008 Annual Report. Ever hear of free trade? That's how Japanese computers land on America.
great work - Im on your side - but I must accept we can learn from capitalism some basics too lets not turn our backs - leftism is not barring ourselves behind walls - but reaching out.. thats only my opinion of course
Being vegetarian has helped me in not indulging in empire. I buy lunch at school from the little family-owned places now, if you can afford a spot in the mall, you don't need my money. People think I'm anti-capitalist, but it's these monopolizing mega corps that are destroying capitalism. Like the first post, Consumerism is my enemy. BTW, you forgot Phillip Morris. To me, smoking is the most consumerist thing you can do (supporting a giant corporation that markets dishonourably, profits off of the deaths of consumers, and outright denies it). It always annoys me when the "punks" at my school smoke, it's so hippocritical. I'm not punk, i'm not anything, but still. Grr.
i like the freedom that capitalism offers, but many people are easily sucked into rampant consumerism.
capitalism = alright
consumerism = bad
because if (when?) the 'system' dies, people won't know what to do. self-sufficiency doesn't exist anymore.