capitalism, and those under it, are composed of the three elements that cause suffering:
- ego/ attachment- capitalism privatizes everything: the economy and the living; our survival and our love. what is our ego but a privatization of self into “mine” (and “theirs”), “myself” (and the “other”).
- non-equanimity/ dissatisfaction- if capitalism would fall still, the result would be its demise- expansion and accumulation are its survival. and thus, the same can be said of its products: capitalists never feel like they have enough and workers never have enough.
- alienation- capitalism disassociates itself from its surroundings through objectification and thus, we are disconnected, intimately, from our work for it is not ours, our people for they are our competition and the land for it is but a commodity.