But the other component really troubles me. When people raise these  objections, what do they mean by a “system” that “works”? Can we really  say that the state and capitalism—the institutions that largely organize  our economic life—“work”? Before this “crisis” even started, 80% of the  world’s population lived on less than ten dollars a day (this is  evidence that for most of the world, capitalism is always a crisis). Is  that a system that “works”? We produce enough food to feed everyone in  the world. Yet, one in seven people around the world go hungry. Is that  a system that “works”?

awesome zine from AK Press, Occupy the System! (@narchy & occupy, no. 1) with some essays about the Occupy movement
click on the image to download the PDF

But the other component really troubles me. When people raise these objections, what do they mean by a “system” that “works”? Can we really say that the state and capitalism—the institutions that largely organize our economic life—“work”? Before this “crisis” even started, 80% of the world’s population lived on less than ten dollars a day (this is evidence that for most of the world, capitalism is always a crisis). Is that a system that “works”? We produce enough food to feed everyone in the world. Yet, one in seven people around the world go hungry. Is that a system that “works”?

awesome zine from AK Press, Occupy the System! (@narchy & occupy, no. 1) with some essays about the Occupy movement

click on the image to download the PDF