Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.
"Why do you want this job?"
Because under capitalism I am forced to sell my labor in order to subsist.
That is the worst question. You KNOW 95% of the people interviewing are doing this primarily because they just need a job, or a better one than what they have. Don’t make them lie through their teeth about why your company is best company.
Client:It’s too green. Make it greener.
Me: What? But… I thought it was too green?
Client:Exactly. Adding a bit more should make it a bit blue. Or yellow. I’m not sure which…
Above all, capitalism wastes human life. The U.S. spends billions to warehouse 2 million people—many of them young Black and Latino men—in overcrowded prisons. It provides sub-par education to millions of poor students, sending a message that their lives will amount to nothing.
Are people homeless in America because there’s a shortage of homes? And if that’s the case, is there a shortage of homes because we don’t have the concrete, the wood and the steel to build them?
The truth is that under capitalism, there’s no incentive to build low-cost housing for the homeless—because it isn’t profitable to do so.
The same goes for the more than 800 million people in the world who go hungry. It isn’t profitable to feed them. So food is stockpiled or destroyed rather than distributed to them.