There seems to be an elephant in the room when we are discussing the issue of classism. This elephant is so large, and so huge, that the overwhelming majority of us believe that it is actually partaking in the discussion. That it is a member of the debate, and so we pay little attention to it. I feel it is about time that this elephant was confronted.
The elephant of which I speak, is that of capitalism. The system that seems to control our lives, where stocks rise and fall, prices fluctuate and economic growth is the measure of a flourishing society. Capitalism is where products are designed, marketed and sold to generate income and create profit.