There's Nowhere Else to Go

People who criticize capitalism can’t just “go live somewhere else.” There is nowhere to go. Capitalism is a global phenomenon. In a society as technologically advanced as the one we have now, we are globally interdependent. Whatever economic system we have must be global. Sure, we anti-capitalists could just fuck off to some woodland retreat and live off-the-grid, but being anti-Capitalist doesn’t mean being anti-modern, anti-comfort, or even anti-luxury. Just because I don’t want Capitalism doesn’t mean I don’t want a smart phone. I’m not criticizing the good things we have under Capitalism; I’m saying that Capitalism isn’t the only or even the best system that can provide them.

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