Well... It's the week I have been waiting for...
I have a lot of thoughts on capitalism as a system. I think the idea of financial autonomy and the choice of where to spend that money is something we value a lot as humans because we believe that this freedom is vital to our enjoyment of life. But I don't really feel like my freedom as a consumer is even respected.
My view of capitalism is a lot narrower and less expansive than what is tradition
I don't feel free when I have to choose from various flavours of vitamin water to get my daily dose of flavoured sugar water (why is there a sex flavour? I'm not joking about this). Freedom is only granted under the system of capitalism when you have money as a surplus. Capitalism actually provides us with an idea of false choice as well to make us believe that we would have more choice and autonomy in this market than we actually do. Many of these different brands presenting a diversity of product are owned by the same conglomerates