If you’re a human being who appreciates the finer things in life, like food and shelter, you might have noticed that things have been getting pretty dystopian. No, it’s no recent development, but it seems like upcoming elections and opportunities for reform in several countries are contributing to a wave of vocal anti-capitalism. Because when technology and productivity just keep improving, but corporations and their owners aren’t letting it translate to benefits for the people who are putting in most of their waking hours to keep business running, people are right to start questioning things. Some say that young people are just entitled and want to have it better than previous generations, while others say… well, why wouldn’t we want today’s workers to have it better than previous generations? Isn’t that how human progress works?

Here’s a collection of anti-capitalist tweets to get you fired up, make you laugh (because sometimes we have to laugh, or else we’ll cry) and give you some ideas to mull over with your coworkers (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

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Raine Soo 1 week ago

I hear you, sister!

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Magpie 1 week ago

* Attempts to upvote this one, 100 times. *

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WillemPenn 1 week ago

You should see the bankruptcy plan for the refinery in Philadelphia that exploded *twice* recently. Workers let go with no notice, no severance. Senior execs got 4.5 mil bonuses each for, you know, their crappy management that led to the explosions and shutting of the facility, plus they will get 2.5 mil bonuses each (in addition to current compensation) to "navigate the business through bankruptcy" plus percentage incentives above that if they sell off the parts of the business above a particular target. And even more if they successfully settle a lawsuit they brought against the Feds for shuttering the facility because it kept exploding, killing people and poisoning the environment. Fork taxing the rich - put them in jail for crimes against humanity.

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Another tip: adding a charity donation to your total at the grocery store checkout counter may just be paying for the corporation’s donation that they can use to receive tax deductions. If you’re willing and able to donate to charity, research a cause you’d like to contribute to at home and tell the cashier you prefer to donate directly.

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch 1 week ago

I love Bored Panda but SO MANY people here seem not to get sarcasm.

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Mira Maier 1 week ago

For everyone apparently immune to it: this is satire.

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Olga K 1 week ago

This list definitely goes to my wall!!

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One of the most prominent targets of vitriol is the world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, whose $100 billion in wealth and hourly income of over 8 million dollars are more than many say one could even reasonably find a use for.

Critics say it's unlikely he’s working 500,000 times harder than the employees rushing to meet digitally-tracked speed requirements and accumulating chronic injuries in Amazon packing centers for $15 an hour (and that’s considered a good minimum salary in the US).

Meanwhile, over in the UK, statistics show the average CEO getting 90 times as much income as their lowest-paid workers, and the richest 10% of society owning two-thirds of all wealth.

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Jon S. 1 week ago

Yeah, this is brutally true

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Magpie 1 week ago

And they start their own new "charities" and get tax benefits for doing that, and employ family members in there - who get tax benefits. Instead of putting money somewhere that we KNOW works. Like redcross / crescent. Or Salvation Army. or.. pick your own favorite.

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Sean Harrison 1 week ago

She doesn't know that in the USA roughly 40% of homeless people have jobs.

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A recurring hashtag reads #TaxTheRich, which is probably a more politically sound approach, if not less catchy or satisfying, than old classics like #EatTheRich or #BeheadTheRich.

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Kirsten Kerkhof 1 week ago

And where Bob Cratchit, the epitome of poverty, makes $10,000 a year more in today's money than a full-time worker on US minimum wage.

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Mimi 1 week ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you. To the point.

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Mark Jaress 1 week ago

Which experts, exactly, say socialist economics don't work? Scandinavian countries and Germany would beg to differ

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Leo Domitrix 1 week ago

"Dear Billionaire, please give up 1/100th of your income (say, $10million) for the good of the healtha nd education and ECONOMY of the nation. You'll still be a billionaire! And we might be able to fix some sh*t." ---- signed, Common Sense. "Dear Common Sense: HOW DARE YOU! " --- signed (any given billionaire)

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Katherine Boag 1 week ago

Solar, wind, tidal power etc is ready to go anytime society wants to switch over. The fossil fuel industry lobbies hard to stay in power.

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John 1 week ago

And that's where people always get the "rich tax" wrong. It's only on earnings over a certain amount, in this case $10mil. The first 10 are taxed just like any other. By that logic you're saying "I only get a million dollars? Screw it, I'll take nothing instead".

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Odina Rose 1 week ago

Honestly at this point I'd rather be guillotined then have to grow up and live in a capitalist economy.

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BiLal Asif 1 week ago

Yeah Russians are brain washing us

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estimaate 1 week ago

I couldn't do good poetry if I tried, this is great!

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Julien 1 week ago

Frenchs are solidarity, Americans aren't

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Odina Rose 1 week ago

Good ol' effect and cause.

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Lynne Darroch 1 week ago

I thought the military-industrial complex gave us the internet - DARPA and whatnot.

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Leo Domitrix 1 week ago

This is a basic fact: PEople without money can't BUY. Ergo, businesses cna't make money. So, pay people enough to BUY things, and the companies will MAKE things, thus employing people who will then be able tO BUY thing... IF this was actually capitalism and not oligarchy.

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John Montgomery 1 week ago

Isn't that just monopoly?

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Leo Domitrix 1 week ago

Yep. That's how they work. "Oh, union dues are useless. Unions are corrupt." This coming from... Wall Street.

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Marina 1 week ago

It. Is!

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Sparrow Flying Free 1 week ago

Holy cow!

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Shevvie D 1 week ago

I don't know about the word wealthphobic but the word afluenza is being used in the UK. As far as I can tell it means that the young adult children of rich people are not to blame for their lack of empathy, selfishness and general shitty behaviour because they are just too privileged to be expected to understand or care about others around them. Don't quote me on this but I believe that the first time it was used was by a lawyer representing a rich young man who was riding his expensive sports bike very fast on a pavement. It didn't have brakes. He shouted to the young mother to get out of his way but when she didn't react fast enough he ran her over and killed her. He showed no remorse during the trial but it's not his fault, he doesn't understand that killing is wrong because his daddy's rich. Afluenza! Rant over!

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Kurtz Frausun 1 week ago

I call my love "Queen" because "the most powerful chess piece that each player has, able to move any number of unobstructed squares in any direction along a rank, file, or diagonal on which it stands."

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Tammy Allen 1 week ago

We will be judged by how we treat the most vulnerable among us.

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Steven Cook 1 week ago

They say you get more conservative as you get older... In my 20s, I was a Menshevik Communist... Now, looking at 50, I'm more of a Democratic Socialist so, yea, I guess...

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Ojberretta Berretta 1 week ago

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#latinosparaelcapitalismo #socialismonuncamas

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Douglas Campbell 1 week ago

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Communism proscribes a system of "self-criticism," which is arguably much worse than rating each other.

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Michael Bradford 1 week ago

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Dude that graph practically creates itself! POC!

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Sandra Charlot 1 week ago

me : Oh that's cute, Meghan :)

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Ojberretta Berretta 1 week ago

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UNDER SOCIALISM GAYS WERE PERSECUTED AND KILLED UNDER CAPITALISM GAYS HAVE PARADES ....BUT HEY WHO AM I JUST A REFUGEE FROM CUBA WHERE THEY KILLED GAYS

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