Why Vegans Should Embrace Capitalism

Aidan Morgan
4 min readMay 3, 2019

What comes to your mind when you think of a typical vegan? Is it an aggressive hippie? A judgmental hipster? An easily triggered socialist? While these might not be YOUR assumptions, they are some of the mass-assumptions about vegans prevalent in our society today. Even I, being vegan myself, make some assumptions about people who call themselves vegan.

The reality is, being vegan makes the most impact in a capitalist society.

Whatever your assumption about vegans is, they aren’t usually positively associated with capitalism. And that’s a problem.

In this article, we're going to go over;

  1. How Dollars will always be the voice that is heard.
  2. Why Capitalism is the Most Efficient Vehicle for Veganism
  3. The growing attractiveness of ethical capitalism

Be Heard! (With Dollars)

Money. It speaks every language. Virtually everywhere, no matter the creed or nation, money is one of the most influential tools in existence. It’s what makes the world go round. While I am sure the psychology of money in its entirety is a complicated subject, the reason I feel money always speaks is that everything we know is constructed with a number of individuals.

But before any individual can really help another, they need to help themselves. For this simple reason, I believe money will always be the most influential tool in society.

And who has the most influential power when it comes to our daily lives? In my opinion, it’s the companies & corporations that we choose to interact with and/or give our attention to.

It's pretty simple economics. When enough people pay attention and/or support a company (demand), the company will reciprocate. Reciprocate with value in the form of products, services, or communal/global impact & initiatives (supply).

Bigger & Bigger are the Economic Moves

We’re seeing more of it every day. Corporations & companies testing the markets heavily with…

Aidan Morgan

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