|Abdel works at Consuelo's Kitchen and |
also has a business on the side selling hat racks.
He serves a smile and great food.
"I cannot imagine the capitalism I see in the world producing the things we really need, like dignified creative work for all, an unpolluted environment, time and safe spaces to be physically active, time to care for our bodies, our psyches, and our loved ones. "You're idealistic, as everyone should be. You see good and bad coming from capitalism, and want only good. Nothing wrong with that.
The question is, "what do we do instead?" We see that "it ain't perfect," so we want to throw out the child with the bathwater.
Do we find a benevolent dictator? What?
Your dad says it is more complicated than I think it is. Most things probably are. Though I remember that Mr. Einstein said that when we really understand things we will find very simple relationships.
I make bread, you make flour. I trade you bread for flour. You have the only wheat field, I have the only oven. Sometimes you feel I take advantage of you. Sometimes I feel you take advantage of me. But we need each other.
No, it isn't the perfect system. But I don't know what we should do instead.