I don’t disagree with capitalism as in, “money is used as a means of exchange”, or well, I would disagree with it, but I don’t think the world is ready to move beyond that yet, so I pick my battles.
But I disagree with capitalism as in, “money and exchange are considered the main reasons for existence”, as in, “the threat of poverty is used to force people to work”, as in, “imbalanced power dynamics force workers to take unfair wages”, as in, “destroying everything that doesn’t have an economic purpose”, as in, “nothing is free, because capitalism”.
I believe the world can move towards giving more, unconditionally, towards supporting those in need, unconditionally, and towards embracing other values than material gain.
I think we can ease out of our absolute dependence on money slowly, and perhaps one day reach a form of society that gives unconditionally, from the greatest ability to the greatest need as they say, but without the need for that to be *legislated*, which just doesn’t work as we know.
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