Capitalism is not your friend

Business decision making: Be a dictator!

Are bosses dictators?

The New Yorker

When your boss is a dictator

Psychology Today

The best companies in the world are run by enlightened dictators


Capitalism is not freedom. It's slavery 2.0

Debt is capitalism’s dirty little secret

Financial Times

Capitalism and slavery

The Nation

How capitalism was born in ‘robbery, violence and fraud’

Monthly Review

Actually it’s even worse than it sounds.

Capitalism only works for less than 20% of the people who were able to save up the tens of thousands of dollars needed as startup capital for their own business, or who were lucky enough to get a loan from a bank or rich uncle.

The statistics look even worse when you take the entire population into account, and not only those lucky few who had access to the money required to start a business.

8 out of 10 businesses fail: According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. A whopping 80% crash and burn.


90% Of Startups Fail


Mass poverty is not a bug but a feature of capitalism. Capitalism without mass poverty wouldn’t work. Millionaires don’t flip burgers for minimum wage.

Poverty is what motivates people to work and do all those unpleasant things that they wouldn’t do if they didn’t have to.

How debt is becoming a new form of modern slavery

National Interest

Debt, poverty, and slavery

University of Hull

Debt slavery

Encyclopedia Britannica

Slavery is predatory capitalism.

How slavery became America’s first big business


Slavery’s capitalism

University of Pennsylvania Press

In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation

New York Times

The clear connection between slavery and American capitalism

Harvard Business School

American slavery, reinvented

The Atlantic

Prison labor and modern slavery

Freedom United

Karl Marx was right: Workers are systematically exploited under capitalism


“There is, however, a somber point in the social outlook of Americans. Their sense of equality and human dignity is mainly limited to men of white skins.”

Albert Einstein

“Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.”

Vladimir Lenin

“I honor Lenin as a man who completely sacrificed himself and devoted all his energy to the realization of social justice. I do not consider his methods practical, but one thing is certain: men of his type are the guardians and restorers of humanity.”

Albert Einstein

“I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils [of capitalism], namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals.

In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself and are utilized in a planned fashion. A planned economy, which adjusts production to the needs of the community, would distribute the work to be done among all those able to work and would guarantee a livelihood to every man, woman, and child.

The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society.”

Albert Einstein

The world economy is a pyramid scheme, Steven Chu says


Multilevel marketing scams expose capitalism’s foundational lie


Is the global economy just a giant debt scam? What the financial elite doesn’t want you to know


The scam of capitalism: How we get duped every day

Uprise RI

Capitalism isn’t ‘broken’. It’s working all too well – and we’re the worse for it. Exploitation is a feature of capitalism, not a bug. Our economic system is beyond salvage.

The Guardian

World’s five richest men double their money as poorest get poorer

The Guardian

Richest 1% bag nearly twice as much wealth as the rest of the world put together over the past two years


The top 1% of American earners now own more wealth than the entire middle class

USA Today

As the rich get richer everyone else gets less happy: As the wealth of the richest explodes, the rest of us are left stressed, worried, angry and with lower levels of life satisfaction

The Guardian

Related: “Religion is the opium of the masses.” – Karl Marx

Author: Oliver
I'm an introvert. I spend a lot of time inside my head, just thinking about random stuff. Introverts think about more than just being introverts. :) I make comics about those thoughts.

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