Quote of the Day: Criticism of Capitalism

A redditor points out a classic fallacy people make against anti-capitalists.

Quoth davex0rz

If someone criticizes capitalism and is rich, they’re accused of being “hypocritical” in some way, “limousine socialists,” elitists, etc.

If someone criticizes capitalism and is not rich, they’re accused of simply being envious, justifying their personal failure, resentful, etc.

It’s very convenient that, no matter who you are, you’re automatically discredited by who you are. That way, we never have to address anyone’s ideas.

Accurate. It is sad that most people are so eager to jump to ad hominem attacks rather than address the issues. Of course such tactics are not restricted only against anti-capitalists so every party should beware of falling into this easy fallacy.

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