Income and wealth inequality continues to deepen, prices are soaring, inflation looms its shadowy fangs, and the aftershocks from the so-called Great Resignation are still echoing across the economy. It’s no wonder that a lot of people are scared for their future, are dissatisfied and critical of the way the economy is structured. Some believe that capitalism has become too radical and devolved into corporatism and unchecked soulless consumerism. For them, capitalism has become Public Enemy Number One.

One Instagram page that captures this sentiment is the ‘Anti Capitalist’ project that has amassed just over 173k followers. The founder of the page, who wittily describes themselves as having “no basic understanding of economics or politics,” explains that they’re fighting capitalism, racism, and fascism with the content that they post.

Scroll down for the most on-point anti-capitalist memes and don’t forget to upvote the ones that resonated the most with you, dear Pandas. Got any interesting insights about current financial happenings and economic developments? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Firstname Lastname
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4 months ago

I liked this so much that I went to the source to upvote it there too.

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XSpooky_Mint
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4 months ago

Where's the lie tho?

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rumade
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4 months ago

Plus there are few skills that can be learnt for the same price as Netflix. Yes, I can watch a tutorial for free on YouTube, but where do I get the materials? Even stuff like digital art tutorials with free software requires a good computer.

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Financial expert Rick Orford explained to Bored Panda a while back that extreme capitalism and excessive greed are the consequences of a large enough part of the population that’s willing to take risks. The core problem, therefore, is greed. Or rather, too much of it.

“Greed is widely accepted to be the reason for the two largest financial crises in the last century; namely 1929 and 2008. It also creates the income inequality that’s largely seen in the United States. Indeed, while everyone, in theory, has an equal opportunity to flourish, the scales seem to tip to those with the most money," he said.

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J. Suncha
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4 months ago

I wish the US government would do for homelessness as the Scandinavians do.

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Andy Acceber
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4 months ago

My friend once told me, "You can't budget your way out of your income bracket." It was some of the best advice I'd ever gotten.

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XSpooky_Mint
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4 months ago

I like it

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“[Capitalism] allows folks like you and me to succeed by creating or investing in businesses. Indeed, one looking to borrow money from the banks today won’t have to pay much for the loan. As such, it encourages growth. However, extreme capitalism creates a scenario where greed overtakes reason, and it risks the financial system," financial expert Rick told Bored Panda.

According to the expert, social democracy, also known as socialism, lies at the other end of the scale from capitalism. Social democracies tax their citizens more than capitalistic countries, however, in return, the people have easy and free (or very cheap) access to vital services.

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago (edited)

I can already hear a comment of a healthcareless, ideologically blinded billionaire supporter: “Oooooh, a socialist!”

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J. F.
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4 months ago

We germans got a raise in minimum wage this year, currently it's 10,45€ (11,82$)

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Buren
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4 months ago

Wait I happen to hate myself

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"Citizens are given services such as free and (easily) accessible healthcare, child care, social welfare, etc. Conversely, highly capitalistic societies charge for these services, making it incredibly challenging for the poor," he said.

Rick pointed out that capitalism gives anyone the tools to flourish and grow. What’s more, nobody should be under the illusion that the wealthy are always making a profit. Businesspeople take large risks and can suffer very heavy financial losses if things don’t pan out the way they expect them to. Problems arise, however, when major companies and social media conglomerates start influencing how people think.

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adiiantryx
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4 months ago

people today still believe in the 'being poor is an attitude' misconception it's hilariously unfortunate

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Ylva
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4 months ago (edited)

An extremely valid point! I agree 100%!

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J. F.
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4 months ago (edited)

That's the US capitalism, we in Europe pay universal healthcare with the concept. People that earn more, pay more

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“Today, the news is largely distributed by some of the largest American corporations: Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Think Brexit or the 2016 American Presidential election,” the expert warned.

Though, theoretically, capitalism helps ordinary people sell their products and open up their own businesses, the reality is tougher: they have to compete with established industry giants.

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Bexxxxx
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4 months ago

Oof this one is pretty real

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J. F.
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4 months ago (edited)

That can be done with capitalism, works great here in europe

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May
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4 months ago

I was talking with a family member about war reparations the other day, and ended up googling if the US had ever paid reparations for any of the wars they've been in. Turns out, the only reparations the US has ever paid, was to surviving members of the Japanese internment camps (in the 80s, I think), and to some people who were sterilised against their will in Florida. The US is extremely bad at taking responsibility for it's past bad acts

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“Those [products] with the best quality, price, customer service, or combination (of at least two) often do well. Increasingly, however, those who are willing to spend more at the beginning are seeing both extreme gains and losses. Famously, Amazon and Tesla, for example, have spent hundreds of millions of investors’ dollars before ever making a cent," he said.

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Loty
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4 months ago

Agree

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J. Suncha
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4 months ago

Who the hell can afford a iPhone????

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May
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4 months ago

Americans seem to love the myth of 'anyone can be a billionaire' it's like a religion

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Certain parts of social media are very anti-capitalist and Instagram is no different. Very recently, Bored Panda wrote about the ‘Humans of Capitalism’ project that makes memes about economic dystopia.

Angel, the founder of that particular IG project, told Bored Panda that they’re not optimistic about the future. They believe that people are constantly bombarded by information, non-stop, to get them to consume more and more products, which helps capitalism survive as a system.

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Jessica Bertram
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4 months ago

THIIIS. ALL OVER.

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Bunzilla
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4 months ago

Pretty much.

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Roxy Eastland
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4 months ago

In the UK our entire lifeboat/rescue from water system is run and peopled by volunteers and they are world class.

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"We often see many small businesses collapsing because they are not able to fight with the current trend or to combat with the giant competitors. So they have two options, close the business or sell it," they said.

They believe that the future is likely to bring more automation, with machines producing, delivering, and taking care of the food supply, clothing, and the healthcare system. However, this would mean that some people would lose their jobs while the question of who owns the distribution system would be on many an individual’s minds.

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Pumpkin Spice
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4 months ago

bodyslam cop. eat the corrupt. kill the rich. take their leftovers. seize control of the government. do it.

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Brendan Roberts
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4 months ago

I may be naïve, but isn't it a good thing that a company has opened a warehouse in a poor area that would offer jobs to those in much need?

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Raven Sheridan
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4 months ago

Eat the rich!

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"The idea of getting free food, water, health, clothing, is nice and, in reality, if we take a closer look at the current system we can see that more people are let off and replaced by machines. For example, we can see that McDonald's workers are fired and they have been replaced with machines that work on touch or by sound and they take orders, forward orders to the employees, etc,” they mused.

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Chich
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4 months ago (edited)

I know people who own 2+ homes. Just does not seem right. I did hear that at least one country has laws that if you own a house you have to live in it. Hope that is true and that it catches on.

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Brendan Roberts
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4 months ago

The real crime is the cost of buying/renting a home.

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Martha Meyer
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4 months ago

Go on Reddit and you'll see many Americans in total denial of this.

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"I believe that 50 years from now machines will provide food, clothing, healthcare services, and much more, by themselves, with little to no employees monitoring them. But there is an issue with that. You will leave millions of people jobless and cause huge riots as the famous quote from Jean-Jacques Rousseau goes: 'When the people shall have no more to eat, they will eat the rich.'"

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bumble bee
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4 months ago

Looks more like an armchair homeless advocate. As one who has worked in the homeless field, it is more complicated than people want to accept. However, things can change to make it better, less complicated, and quicker to respond to peoples needs.

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Makabert Abylons
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4 months ago

To defend???!! Hahahah what a load of bullshit!! Americans fight wars abroad to maintain what you have, to steal resourses! And if you dont know that by now, you are most likely an ignorant u.s citizen

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adiiantryx
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4 months ago

precisely what do the ultra-rich do then

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