Critiquing Capitalism, Celebrating Communism
It is impossible to ignore the contempt many people have for Capitalism. They see it as unjust and repressive. On the other hand, they idolize socialism, which is a finer word for Communism. Communism is supposedly fair and utopic.
Is Capitalism the Secret to Reviving San Francisco's Empty Storefronts?- An Opinion
The Secret to Filling Vacant Storefronts in San Francisco: Capitalism's Success Story. San Francisco, known for its vibrant culture and thriving economy, has already established itself as an entrepreneurial hub. However, in recent times, there has been a noticeable rise in vacant storefronts, dulling the city's charm. Finding a solution to this problem seemed daunting, but San Francisco has emerged triumphant in revitalizing these empty spaces. Capitalism's success story unfolds as innovative businesses and entrepreneurs have taken the reins, transforming these once-empty storefronts into bustling activity centers. In this article, we will delve into the secret behind San Francisco's success in filling vacant storefronts and explore why capitalism has proven to be the driving force behind the city's remarkable transformation.
Opinion: Weaponizing Abraham Lincoln's 'Labor' Speech
A long-ignored digression during his first address to Congress, demands discussion and reflection on Labor Day. Few Americans know what friendly terms Pesident Lincoln and Karl Marx were on as contemporaries. While they never met in person, they had read each other's writings--even indirectly exchanging correspondence. There may be no more apt occasion than Labor Day to briefly explore the influence the German philosopher may have had on the Civil War President.
Opinion: Can Capitalism Survive without Debt and Servitude?
The story about the debate I had with ChatGPT. Ever since the 2008 financial crash, the free market system has endured a withering assault by academics, intellectuals and those whose economic fortunes were crushed.
We Wore What, Why? Centuries Of Fashion As A System Of Power
Throughout the course of history, fashion has played an influential role in shaping the way humans present themselves. It is widely known that there exist a set of regulations, both written and unwritten, that govern what people put on their bodies. As an interested reader, may I humbly ask you for your honest perspective on: "What does fashion mean to you?"
Opinion: Capitalism is the Sorcerer's Apprentice
How a stupid argument I had with a nuclear energy enthusiast led me to a not-so-startling realization. Recently, I got into a stupid, pointless argument over atomic energy on LinkedIn. I realized that instead of opposing any particular technology or energy source because of the inherent or real hazard it poses, all I have to point out is howhorribly commerce handles said technology — invariably they'll find some reliably (self) destructive ends for it.
Opinion: The End of The Iconic Everything
Want to do a classic spit take right out on 8th Avenue? Check out this window on 8th Avenue (it's still there). There are so many really messed up things about this display that I almost don’t know where to start. Almost.
Opinion: Is It Patriotism Or A Party?
Welp, that’s two down and one to go. Summer holidays are pretty straightforward affairs being mostly about drinking and eating too much. Now, all holidays in the United States — at least those most universally observed — are about drinking and eating too much. But Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are basically about that and holiday mattress sales.
Commentary: How Bosses Bring Out Our Inner Toddlers
I can’t be the only one. Can I? The only person to have their stomach drop when that email hits the inbox?. Ten weeks into the new job and — can you believe it? — I was still making mistakes! Yes, sir mister boss sir, I did forget to include that bolded passage you explicitly instructed me to include. And, yes again, mister highly agitated boss sir, I also moved those items onto the wrong subject track. Two of them, sir, yes and again yes sir mister boss sir, I neglected to correct that earlier as instructed.
Opinion: The Renewable Fuel That Keeps Capitalism Going
Ok, right, I’m not an economist. I don’t know an exchange-traded derivative from an MSCI EAFE Index. You do? Cool, you can wow me with your investment savvy in the comments.
Exploring Socialism in the United States: Understanding the Driving Factors and Societal Responses
The talk surrounding if socialism has found a home in the US has been stirring for some time now. It's a conversation about the emergence of more progressive politicians, intensified economic inequality, and disillusionment with capitalism. Yet, a few dissenting opinions propose that socialist ideologies haven't really taken root in the US, and instead, socialist policies are trivial solutions to already pressing economic and political dilemmas. To thoroughly examine both viewpoints, this essay aims to provide a fair-minded perspective.
Opinion: American Assumptions
When and where you are born determines many of the assumptions you grow up with. For example, there’s a laundry list of things certain (white) people in the United States take for granted. Like many girls of my generation, I grew up simply assuming that one day I would marry a man, have babies, live in a house that we owned and, of course, we would each have our own car. There would be retirement accounts and yearly vacations as well.
Toronto's Anarchist Café: A Failed Experiment in Anti-Capitalism?
This post includes content assisted by AI. In March 2022, a unique venture emerged in Toronto, a café and coffee shop dubbed "The Anarchist." Self-proclaimed as an anti-capitalist establishment, it operated on a "pay what you can" model. However, as announced by its owner, this experiment in alternative economics is set to shutter its doors on May 30, just over a year since its inception.
The Trauma of Money
I’ll be honest. I am triggered. The 1980s: Growing up, my family was financially well-off. We had three homes and vacationed all over the country. And every fight my parents had was about money.