Supporting small businesses
This is really the crux of it, No one should be worked to death so billionaires, bankers, insurance companies, lawyers, shareholders and government can profit from other people’s labour. Period.
That’s the real pyramid scheme.
I inherently believe things must change.
The arguments I always hear when discussing this topic, is that the billionaires deserve to reap rewards for the risk they took to start the business; investors deserve to receive usury on the investment capital they put in to get the business going; banks deserve to profit from the startup capital loans they risked; founders deserve to be rewarded for their creative ideas and vision, etc.
I want things to be fair and kind, but capitalism sure doesn’t seem setup that way.
What to do?
Vote with your dollars!
Support businesses that create, work, and live by the same principles you follow.
Here are some examples:
- Awakened Women
- Awakening Wellness
- Bank with Aspiration
- Clif Bar
- Fascia Blasting
- Frontier Co-Op
- Primal Life Organics
- Raw Food World
- Wellness Universe
Where do you shop?
I love helping small businesses grow. I shop local and bank online with Aspiration because I like a bank with a conscious that doesn’t support big oil.
I vote with my dollars and support businesses that are co-operatives (co-ops), employee-owned, etc. I stopped knowingly buying anything (or giving to charities) where CEOs were getting offensively rich. ❤️🦋🌀🙏☯️