The Evolution of Capitalism

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Capitalists build products to last forever.

Capitalists don’t make enough money.

Capitalists underpay adult laborers working under horrible conditions.

Capitalists don’t make enough money.

Capitalists underpay children working under horrible conditions.

Capitalists don’t make enough money. 

Capitalists invent Planned Obsolescence – products need to be replaced because they don’t last forever.

Capitalists don’t make enough money.

Unions rise, Capitalists fight greedy workers.

Capitalists don’t make enough money. 

Capitalists make products cheaply, obsolescence no longer requires planning.

Capitalists don’t make enough money.

Capitalists underpay third world laborers working under horrible conditions.

Capitalists don’t make enough money.

Capitalists create lobbyists, redefine corruption as business.

Capitalists don’t make enough money.

Capitalists invent fees for services that were once free.

Capitalists don’t make enough money.

Then one day…

Capitalists don’t make enough money.

And in the future…

Capitalists don’t make enough money.

Socialism v Capitalism

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18 thoughts on “The Evolution of Capitalism

  1. George Eastman once wrote a letter to Business Week in which he argued that his employees to be offended if he made them take days off for vacations, that they didn’t want vacations, they wanted to work. He was such a kind employer that he gave his employees what they “wanted”: no vacations!

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  2. Spot on. I’ve felt the wrath most of my life being under the thumb of the man connected to the corporate arm connected to the greedy brain of capitalism. Unfortunately, it’s what I’ve called “making a living.” Art is what makes life fulfilling.

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  3. Yes, I sometimes have to play the role of The Man. It’s not a role I ever envisioned myself playing. Sometimes i trick myself into thinking it’s fulfilling, and then I remember it’s a trick.

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  4. I clicked on the Priest album and really dug the first tune – crystalline. Thanks for opening my ears to that! And your post was aptly timed with Christmas, probably no accident. It’s capitalism that keeps the stores open when they should be closed, too. Like 4 AM on Black Friday.

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    • Yes, that was their first album from 1973 or thereabouts. Nothing like what they became in the late 70s/early 80s. An underappreciated classic, maybe, or at the very least an interesting piece of rock history.

      In my line of work, I’m deep in the heart of it, although at least my company still gives us Thanksgiving and Christmas off. But even with those days off, I still work six day weeks during the “holidays.”

      Thanks for reading. I’ve read quite a few of your recent posts and found them very thoughtful and well-written.

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      • Thoughtful and well-written is all I could ever hope for, thank you sir. My wife immediately recognized your gravatar and it’s great; reminds me I should read more of Chekhov. Which reminds me also of Judas Priest, and my dad pointing out the potential darkness in the lyrics from Defenders of the Faith, which made me all the more intrigued…by the darkness. Best to you and yours, good man! – Bill

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      • Defenders of the Faith was one of the first Priest albums I got — on one of those 11 records for a penny deals from a magazine. I’m sorry to say I’d probably rather listen to Priest than read Chekhov. Between Priest and Salinger, though, it might be a toss up. I probably shouldn’t be saying any of this out loud. Carry on, good sir!

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