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The Capitalist Gene
by Sam Lavigne

Are the narratives of economics written in our DNA?  In 2021, the dominant political narrative denies the possibility of any real alternative to capitalism. This resignation to the status quo relies in part on a mostly unspoken but nevertheless always-present assumption that our current political, cultural and economic realities are fundamentally unalterable because they are products of “human nature” itself. The logical conclusion of this viewpoint is that capitalism has, in some very real way, a physical/material basis in our bodies, that capitalism is itself hardcoded into our DNA. Or as Nancy Pelosi puts it, “we’re capitalist and that’s just the way it is”. The Capitalist Gene is an attempt to tackle this assumption head on, by collecting genetic samples from noted capitalists and capitalistic ambients, in an unprecedented effort to isolate capitalism on a genetic level. 

--> Participate in The Capitalist Gene by collecting genetic samples from noted capitalists.

Find the instructions on how to do this here: www.capitalistgene.com

Watch the online launch event of The Capitalist Gene of February 18th 2022:

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