"Capitalism doesn’t inspire creativity, it stifles it. There are millions of geniuses that might be doing something brilliant, but instead are putting stickers on packets of biscuits they can barely afford for 12 hours a day so some lazy prick can play golf every Sunday with all the other impotent do nothing pricks."
"Think about the strangeness of today’s situation. Thirty, forty years ago, we were still debating about what the future will be: communist, fascist, capitalist, whatever. Today, nobody even debates these issues. We all silently accept global capitalism is here to stay. On the other hand, we are obsessed with cosmic catastrophes: the whole life on earth disintegrating, because of some virus, because of an asteroid hitting the earth, and so on. So the paradox is, that it’s much easier to imagine the end of all life on earth than a much more modest radical change in capitalism."
"We like to blame corporations for the ills that follow, but in truth we’ve made this compact with ourselves. After all, we know the roots of the great economic deals we’re getting. They come from workers forced to settle for lower wages and benefits. They come from companies that shed their loyalties to communities and morph into global supply chains. They come from CEOs who take home exorbitant paychecks. And they come from industries that often wreak havoc on the environment."
"When you idealize financial markets as salvific you embrace the idea that profit is all that matters."
10 Myths That Politicians Want You to Believe
10. Quantitative Easing Helps the Economy (At the moment, it’s causing prices of food and gas to go up.)
9. Republicans Are Fiscal Conservatives (Obama is breaking stereotypes, and it’s not because he’s colored.)
8. President Obama Is an Enemy of Wall Street (“President Obama is the best friend Wall Street could have.”)
7. The Financial System Is Safer Today Than in 2008
6. The ‘Bush Tax Cuts’ Increased Tax Revenue
5. ‘No One’ Could Have Seen the Financial Crisis Coming
4. If You Support Capitalism, You Support Big Business
3. Republicans Are a Bunch of Fat-Cat Millionaires (So are Democrats.)
2. The U.S. Has the Highest Standard of Living in the World (17 out of the 19 developed countries of the world.)
1. U.S. GDP Is Growing (loljk)
How You Can Fight for the Truth
America is still a great place to live — we’ve just lost our way, misled by Republicans and Democrats alike. If you’re fed up with the way things are and you want to make a real change, don’t buy into the hype around political parties. Political parties are like unions: They do the absolute minimum to keep constituents happy while doing everything they can to raise money and hold on to power.
In the days of the Internet and free-flowing information, there is never a good reason to vote along party lines. Vote for the best man or woman — he or she might be a Democrat, Republican or independent. When people say things that make you uncomfortable, they might be onto something and are at least worth listening to.
Bill Bernbach, one of America’s most innovative businessmen, used to carry a slip of paper in his pocket. It read: “Maybe he’s right.”
"Capitalism is the most wildly productive economic system in history, but the one thing it cannot produce is meaning. Even more troubling is the way, through its promotion of narcissism and mindless consumption, that capitalism undermines the larger culture’s ability to create real meaning. Virtually all of what is good in society — solidarity, compassion, creativity, ethics, joy — comes from outside capitalism, giving the illusion that capitalism is a civilized system. It’s a cliché, but important enough that we sing it over and over: Money can’t buy you love. Capitalism cannot create a healthy human community, and it undermines the aspect of human nature rooted in solidarity and love."