With an eye toward disrupting the central assumptions that propagate the problems we face today, A Rebel’s Handbook is focused on better understanding the underpinnings of the status quo itself.
The handbook contends that the often-opaque concept of capitalism overwhelmingly interrelates with the litany of today’s global injustices.
Some rebel readers will have divergent viewpoints about capitalism from the outset (e.g., “capitalism is capable of great things” versus “capitalism is evil”). Other readers might perceive capitalism as an enigma, unclear about what the term actually implies.
A word laden with many definitions, the topic is further complicated because there are multiple forms of capitalism in existence today. A Rebel’s Handbook defines capitalism as the modern form of capitalism currently unfolding in the United States. As used, the term encapsulates the cumulative role of business, government, and workers as they interrelate to form our status quo.
Because the framework of big macro concepts, like capitalism, are so steeped in most of today’s culture, it can be hard to cull out capitalism and see what it is actually all about. To do so, the Capitalism Chapter of the handbook (page 6) breaks down how capitalism allegedly works in theory and how it actually works in practice.