12 Step Manifesto « Capitalists Anonymous

Capitalists Anonymous

12 Step Manifesto

This is the original Twelve Step Manifesto as published by Capitalists Anonymous:

  1. We admit we are powerless over the desire to consume—that our lives have become detached.
  2. We believe that community can restore our sanity.
  3. We have made the decision to take control of our lives and not be a slave to greed.
  4. We must rid ourselves of status anxiety.
  5. We admit to ourselves, and to others, the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. We embrace need over want.
  7. We are humbled by the inequality of wealth on this planet.
  8. We recognise all the damage and harm of a world built on capital rather than community, and are willing to make amends to all its citizens and to the planet.
  9. By making amends to the planet and adopting nature’s rhythms we allow Gaia to revitalize herself.
  10. We continue to take personal inventory and when we are wrong promptly admit it.
  11. We seek, through simple living, to improve our conscious contact with nature, community and ourselves.
  12. Having realized we have almost exhausted the planet’s resources we resolve to maintain and to practice these principles in all our affairs.