Friday, December 15, 2017

"Do You Think Capitalism is Exploitative?"

Allowable under capitalism.

The above headline is taken from at the post, 10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date.

What is most remarkable is the summary provided under the question:
Anti-capitalism, especially in the U.S., is imperative if you have an understanding of systemic racism, the prison industrial complex, the 13th Amendment, and exploitation. Capitalism, for one, teaches us that we are only valuable if we produce capital. That means that if you aren’t contributing to the system with your labor, your life means almost nothing.
If your date says they’re anti-fascist and part of the resistance but they’re cool with exploiting labor from communities of color and they support the school to prison pipeline, then there’s a good chance they’ll only value you for your ability to nurture them without any reciprocation.
First, it should be noted that
the intersectionalists spend most of their day dividing the world up into more and more sections, however, when it comes to capitalism, it is one big blob to them. The idea that there could be capitalism based on free exchange contrasted with crony capitalism never seems to register into the minds of the intersectionalists.

The prison industrial complex on multiple levels has nothing to do with free exchange.

Second as pointed out by various economists, capitalism, in the free exchange sense, leads to less discrimination based on race in the business sector. It is just too damn expensive to employ racist policies when hiring (See, for example, A Lesson on Racial Discrimination).

As for capitalism teaching us that we are only valuable if we produce capital, this is utter nonsense. The entire concept of capital is to lead to the greater production of consumer goods. Indeed, it is because of capital that our marginal productivity increases, which allows us to purchase even more goods and services. But the beauty of capitalism, in the free exchange sense, does not force anything on anyone. If one wants to spend their day in a tree house in some nearby woods contemplating feminist dating in an intersectional world, capitalism allows for this---as opposed to government structures that set oppressive limits on actions of the people.


Also see: What is Interesectionality Theory?


  1. They certainly do like to hide that their collectivism requires enslaving productive people so the favored don't have work at all. And for those who are not favored and not productive well, there's reasons why collectivism murders so many.

  2. She's from Switzerland, so I'm guessing that a long series of blond-haired, blue-eyed jock types took turns feeding her, bedding her, and then leaving her. Instead of trying to understand why no man would want to stay with her, she doubled down on being extra annoying. A man-hater is not born, she's created, just like the misogynist.

    Single for life.

  3. Everyone of the various reasons people say that capitalism is "exploitative" always tends to trace back to government regulations and cronism. But of course those same people don't want to hear that

  4. "government) school to (government) prison"

    There is way to turn this person into a libertarian, but it will take a lot of low-end torque and a lot of patience.

  5. If she only dates anti-capitalists, then I expect she'll be eating a lot of McDonald's and carry-out pizza on her dates.