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Episode 004: “Capitalism Is Working for Me. So How Could I Hate It?”



Our podcast question today is on the topic of wealth, privilege, and g-g-g-g—

No, not ghosts! It’s g-g-g-guilt!

Specifically: rich white lady guilt! OooOOoooOOOO!

But don’t be afraid. Piggy and I are both ex-Catholics. Whatever kind of guilt you have, we can slice and dice it into bite-sized chunks with the studied grace of a teppanyaki chef.

Today’s question

“As a progressive person and someone who is starting to get into a pretty good place financially (have an emergency fund, bought a home a few years ago, paid off credit card debts), I’ve started feeling so guilty! It probably doesn’t help that I work in finance too. I don’t like capitalism but I’m working it the way I’m ‘supposed’ to. How do I feel less guilty for making myself financially healthy?”

I regret that this podcast was recorded before I could reference this joyful ~*cUrReNt eVeNtzZz*~ example of wealthy, comfortable people proving they’re still values-driven hippies at heart.

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6 thoughts to “Episode 004: “Capitalism Is Working for Me. So How Could I Hate It?””

      1. Yes, transcripts, please! I know your time and energy is limited and will understand if this doesn’t make the cut. But it’s something I so appreciate about the Mad Fientist. It’s a great step toward accessibility.

  1. Thank you so much for this. I’m a leftist who’s pretty close to attaining FIRE and I beat myself up about it constantly. This was what I needed to hear, and I feel it’s given me new focus possibly for after I FIRE.

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