February 26, 2020

Capitalism's Bogus Business Model

No one earns billions of dollars. You have to steal that kind of money. 

There is nothing to admire in the money hoarding, cheating ways of the billionaires.

They want us to believe that their business model is based on their hard work. They want us to believe that they are richer than us, because they are better and smarter than us. 

Their story claims that they are "self-made". 

Their story is false - they have stolen their wealth using capitalism's bogus business model.

Capitalism's Bogus Business Model

- exploit workers, crush unions, don't pay a living wage, gig economy

- never acknowledge responsibility, or pay for, environmental damage

- avoid and evade taxes

- push for more government subsidies and bailouts

- privatize profits, publicize losses

- employ shady accounting practices

- use corruption, lies, coverups and cheats 

- sell junk/planned obsolescence

- debut constant upgrades 

- spend $1 trillion/yr on mind and behaviour altering advertising and propaganda

We have all been the victims of the billionaire's bogus business model, which is premised on endless growth, based on infinite resource extraction from a finite planet. We can now see that model has lead us to the brink of collapse.

As hard as it may be, we need to end this parasitic relationship.

You may feel that what is happening in the world of business is not right. Trust that you are correct in feeling this way. There is nothing right about the billionaires.

It is important for us to ground ourselves in our own reality, and have a support network that allows us to join together to cooperatively figure things out. They want us atomized and weak, so joining together in solidarity is the obvious response. 

We are pleased that this a place where that can happen. It wouldn't be possible without you, and we are grateful for your participation in this project.

It is more effective to light the candle of truth, than to curse the darkness of the billionaires plan for us. 

"Anyone who cheers for any billionaire to win anything is a pathetic bootlicking loser. Billionaires are worthless, parasitical, untalented, unnecessary middlemen. 
“Philanthropy” is just another billionaire narrative control tool, same as buying media outlets and funding think tanks. 
Build a library named after yourself and you’ve got this “philanthropist” label that pundits use so that people call you that instead of “parasitic sociopath”. 
If wealth had anything to do with hard work, single moms would be the billionaires."
- Caitlin Johnstone 


  1. Anonymous2/27/2020


    Watched this interview with George Monbiot yesterday - he is in good form - that covers some of this stuff well, particularly the use of celebrity to help the products of mass consumption go down better:


    I don't like Youtube, as it monopolises the market and I don't sign in and use an ad blocker.


    1. Anonymous2/27/2020

      Alex, thank you for posting the link to George Monbiot - even though it was on youtube. I am 15 minutes into the talk and enjoying it very much. He speaks the truth so directly, it's refreshing. -- Mary

    2. Anonymous2/28/2020

      Hi Mary,
      I'm happy that you liked it, Monbiot's book Feral is also a good read.

  2. Anonymous2/28/2020

    Great post! I'll look into the video Alex recommended.


  3. Yes, thank you, Alex, for adding this to the discussion. Consumer nations have to have a serious talk about "Enoughism".


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