Ugh Capitalism. I believe this is a phrase many a Socialist has said. However if you are unaware of what Capitalism is here is the dictionary definition of Free Market Capitalism; absolute and utter shit. Okay that’s not actually what the dictionary says and it’s maybe more of an opinion but I believe it to be true. Now if you honestly do not know what Capitalism is I will now actually insert the dictionary definition; an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. Now if just reading that makes you think there is something shady going on, hi I’m Lorelei and you have come to the right place. There are some benefits to capitalism such as consumer choice, but in my personal opinion the disadvantages out way the advantages. As the photo shows one of the affects of this systems is inequality the same group of people stay rich and the same group of people stay poor. As you might have been able to infer the homeless people are the poor ones and the people who own the houses are the rich ones. If they just give the basic human need of shelter to someone without making a profit they get a little angry and might throw a golf club at their fancy golf cart at the country club. In a Capitalist economy people have the right to make a profit over human needs and become above them based on that. Capitalism even affects the environment. It may seem like the farthest thing fro the economy but in a profit driven society things such as pollution get pushed to the side as long as they’re still making money. However if the pollution starts affecting their profit they’ll get involved, at least until they get their profit back. A country with an economy that’s all about profit and demand keeps the rich people rich and stops poor people that are working their butt of from succeeding because of the monopoly created by free market capitalism, there is a dominance within the economy that wouldn’t be created with socialism. Recently Nestle tried to patent water. Water is a basic need of all living things. You need water to survive but Nestle was already making a profit off of it. The CEO soon noticed though that they were not the only people in the world with water (shocking, I know). As a man that believes the idea the water is a human right is an “extreme” it’s not to surprising that when he saw the opportunity to make even more money off of it he didn’t care the harm it would do. Privatizing water would basically fuck over the entire world. If you don’t have enough money to buy water you’re screwed. Great thinking Peter Brabeck-Letmathe. Capitalism does not support the idea that basic human needs don’t need to make some rich white dude even richer which in my opinion is pretty fucked up. Thanks for sticking out through my tangent. I would love to hear your opinions on Capitalism in the comments or your opinion on really anything.