John Hope Bryant unpacks the mysteries of capitalism, which many people wrongly believe they should hate. He uses the example, “Even an inanimate object understands capitalism,” signifying that even the smallest things we take for granted are engaged in the system of capitalism. He offers an example stating that, “The most passive form of capitalism you can imagine, a simple parking meter, is taking your money. As a consumer, you’re paying it — because you find value in it’s services.” It’s convenient to park on the street and you don’t want a ticket, therefore, you pay the fee to park. This proves that there’s capitalism all around us. John Hope Bryant encourages us to take advantage of the system of capitalism, versus fighting it.
“We must be bi-lingual. We must speak English and the Global Language of Money!”