They teach us that we need money
So we can buy other things
Food, clothes, a home.
We can buy things we want, too
Fun and games, and phones.
Apparently, we need money to live
Otherwise, nothing would get done
Or so they say.
In school, we’re taught about capitalism
Told that it’s the only way
Because money is a way to motivate us
Without it, they ask us, who would want a job?
Except people like to work
Just not all the time.
It’s part of what makes us human,
Our ability to find things to do
And we’ve gotten good at it.
So good that companies burn their excess products
To retain product “value”
So good that we could end world hunger
If only the hungry could afford food.
Why can’t we have our cake
And eat it, too?
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