I Hate Capitalism

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    Crony Capitalism Is Not Capitalism

    t's all the current fashion to dump on "capitalism." It was the greedy free market, supposedly, that created both the housing bubble and the housing bust and led, inevitably, to the "great recession." Capitalism, according to most liberal pundits (and even Alan Greenspan in a...
    kar120c kar120c
    46-50
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2010

    Iraq For Sale

    I hate it because of the private contracting firms that are involved in the war. there are firms in iraq where the secrataries have no reason at all to leave their air-conditioned building yet outside they each have a top of the line, tricked out SUV. and if anything as little as...
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 20, 2008

    Explore the Alternative . . .

    Alternative to Capitalism: You need a product. Government is in charge of all manufacturing of products. Government decides if product is good enough and how much you have to pay to get product. After all, who knows you better than Government? Capitalism: You need a product...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    13 Responses May 8, 2008

    All people think about is money,

    money, money. People die for money. Kill for money. Sell themselves for money, because your body, your mind, your soul is a capital. Sell all you have and buy those dreams, because that's all that matters.
    ashcrnd ashcrnd
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Apr 3, 2014

    Simply Put

    it doesn't work
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 4, 2008

    The Customer Is Never 'right'

    because if he was, the product would be free and always improving. Capitalism is a system of laws designed to reward the holder class who do not create wealth with the product of labor, which does.
    bitlord bitlord
    51-55
    3 Responses Feb 9, 2012

    The Customer Is Always Right.

    CAPITALlSM is an ECONOMIC system (NOT a legal system or a social system) in which free investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by ...........private individuals or corporations. Corporations are...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 5, 2012

    Human Toll of Capitalism Since Wwii > 1/2 Billion

    The fixing of prices of food for highest possible income has killed an average of 47,000 people per day since WWII. Recent gains over the last 20 years have been entirely reversed over the last 3, and 1 BILLION PEOPLE are expected to go hungry often enough to qualify as...
    bitlord bitlord
    51-55
    11 Responses Jun 2, 2009

    Capitalism is killing itself nowadays.

    Thank you, Greece and your courage to say "no" to austerity.
    bezhnech bezhnech
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 7, 2015

    Why Some Of You Despise Capitalism

    I define capitalism as a social order where claims on the profits of businesses are protected by private property, and can be bought and sold. If you accept my definition, there was no capitalism before the 19th century, and the stock market is the key capitalist institution. A...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2010

    Human

    Human climbing on human claiming to survive... Human loosing humanity but never ask not 'why?' Human away from mankind just for capital Human loosing the essence so easily over all
    serdar serdar
    56-60, M
    6 Responses Jan 15, 2009

    This Sucks

    Who ever says capitalism is good should be thrown in a cage with some chimps with rabies armed with bats. I have been unemployed over a year now. I have been unemployed before for longer periods of time. I have also been homeless before. Why? Some of it is my fault of course...
    thehaqq thehaqq
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2009

    G8 Summit

    ...was a beautiful thing. This year in Berlin Germany all my friends were protesting the economic summit. unfortunatly, two of my friends were arrested there by the polizei and were interrogated. they made it out alive (with heafty fines) but their luggage did not. we had a...
    Vancouverite7 Vancouverite7
    18-21, M
    Dec 7, 2007

    The Problem of Capitalism

    The problem of capitalism, in my opinion, is that eventually money just goes to money. So you end up with a tiny group of people with huge wealth and a vast number of people living in poverty. Just take a look around, and you can see it. Eventually you have huge global...
    fadiva fadiva
    22-25, F
    21 Responses Jul 5, 2008

    Abuse

    This system abuses people and the environment and I wish for it to be destroyed.  It is the largest problem in the world today.  Our world today is more superficial and surface oriented than it has ever been.  People care more about Sanjaya on American Idol than...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    36-40, M
    36 Responses Jun 5, 2007

    Capitalism is clearly not the system humanity

    ought to allow into their lives. All it does is create an unequal society and allow greedy corrupt elites to start wars as a means for expanding their wealth by stealing resources from other countries. My two main reasons why I refuse to support this system of turning humans...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 11, 2014

    Advertising

    Advertising is trickery. i am often baffled by the outright ridiculousness of commercials and how they actually work on people. all you need to do is turn on MTV to see the magic. its often gross to see how it plays on peoples insecurities.   what inspired this story is...
    Vancouverite7 Vancouverite7
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Dec 16, 2007

    What Are the Alternatives?

    I couldn't say whether I agree or disagree...What are the alternatives?? I have never lived in a non-capitalist society, so I've had to kinda push and shove my way to the top, and then walk on eggshells so I can keep my job...What is it like to not be in capitalism? I...
    freedomlovingypsy freedomlovingypsy
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 2, 2008

    iProduct

    Capitalism: I hate it though I live and breathe it. It sanctions the commonplace breaking of the 2nd Formulation of the Categorical Imperative, that people shouldn’t be treated as a means to an end.  Capitalism makes greed into common sense.   We like it because it gives us...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Sep 3, 2012

    You Need This.

    You must have this. I know, friend, you miss this, you feel empty, the, the gaping vacancy. Yes, yes. Well, here it is. Oh please, give it to me. Of course. It is, yes, it is, what, know I need. That is good. Oh thank you. But wait, there's more. What do you mean...
    bordendazed bordendazed
    46-50
    Jun 3, 2011

    Death on the Streets

    What follows is my research paper for my English Composition II class. I hope that it enlightens you as much as it did me and that it will help you start a dialogue with others on how to address the issues of affordable housing and homelessness... Death On The Streets of America...
    HopalongHowie HopalongHowie
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2011

    The Fall Of The Dice

    This morning our gardener showed up at our doorstep to ask for money.  He has been diagnosed with TB, and is already quite sick;  he can hardly walk.  For many months now he has come to work every Wednesday, sometimes too drunk to see straight, sometimes too weak...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 13, 2009

    Personally...

    I actually would prefer a Democratic Socialism form of government... Capitalism is fine, I hate Capitalists... They're too damned greedy. Capitalisim would be great if so many people didn't get left out.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 25, 2008

    I Feel Guilty Everytime I Shop

    I've always been relaxed on the kind of clothes I wear. My choice of clothing has always been plain; not very trendy, not cool, but comfortable. I always felt weird about shopping, even back in 7th grade (I'm now a junior in college). I felt like a phony walking around in stores...
    NewAgeHippy NewAgeHippy
    18-21
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2008

    I miss my husband every day

    while he works loooooong hours and misses out on time with us. I'm thankful for his job but I dream of a time when money wasn't used. I miss the community and love of native Americans, tribes, clams, and villiages. No paperwork, no taxes, no money. I dream of working together...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2015

    There Should Be A Limit To How Large A Company Can Get

    If you can get rid of capitalism you can get rid of many problems in this society. One reason why Americans are too fat is because of the poor quality of food. Diabetes is a leading sickness in our society and I bet everyone of us knows at least one person who has it. The...
    vydyn vydyn
    18-21
    8 Responses May 15, 2012

    How do we look as a humanity,

    as a group, that money, a piece of paper, decides of the quality of our life and experiences? The single thought of capitalism in general makes me become a little bit more communist every time.
    blanka1 blanka1
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    one day Communism will rise again ,

    that's the day we kick Capitalism's ***.
    YNOVAJ YNOVAJ
    16-17, M
    Apr 10, 2015

    .... But sadly I can not think of a system

    that has worked best. I am a Socialist heart but we all know that system never works if you have more than 100 people in it, or unless you are able to kick people out. I could "stick it to the man" and all that due to my hatred for Capitalism.... however, I am getting too old...
    Krie Krie
    22-25
    Mar 22, 2015

    *

    l don't.Because l am too liberal to hate someone's ideals.
    EiPerkele EiPerkele
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 3, 2012

    I Hate It Too!

    I am so glad there is a group of people like th is! Seems like every where I go, ppl are trynig to tell me to just accept it. I can't. From age 3, in the supermarket with my mom, I couldnot accept capitalism.  "We don't have the money..." I could not accept that other...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 20, 2010

    Homeless Again. I am going to face being

    homeless after living in my apartment for 11 years. I was lucky to get this place after living in various residential motels for 10 years. My landlord sold the building out from under us and 5 other people and the new owners are kicking everyone out so they can do some...
    SaiaN SaiaN
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2013
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