The Strange Fruits of Capitalism

Giving birth to the bizarre

Photo by Sophie Backes on Unsplash

Capitalism, in one form or another, has been around for a very long time. Historians generally assign the start of modern capitalism to the 16th century, replacing the feudal system of the Middle Ages where bartering was the mainstay of trade. I won’t bore you with the effect the Crusades had on creating demand for spices or how satisfying consumer demand led…

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