Can I Be Anti-Capitalist and Keep My iPhone?

“It’s easy to denounce the system but it’s harder to recognize that you’re a part of it.”

A poll released by Harvard found that 51% of young adults do not support capitalism. Here’s a serious question for anti-capitalist millenials to think through: Do they have iPhones? Do they like craft coffee? Do they wear New Balance shoes? It is one thing to say that you’re anti-capitalist but it’s another thing to live an anti-capitalist life.

If you hold to a binary understanding of gender that is tagged in the public square as right-wing. In a similar fashion, to simply recognize that market exchange happens is to be tagged as right-wing. The free market is not idealogical, though many millennials don’t understand that.

When it comes to giving up your iPhone or giving up the foodie delights, which are driven by market exchange, that can be a bridge too far for some. It’s easy to denounce the system but it’s harder to recognize that you’re a part of it.

The Kids are All Red by Emma Roller