Corporations Are Steamrolling Small Business, Buying Up Homes, And Crushing The Dream, But We Can Fight Back, by Christopher Bedford

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Starbucks cups, bottled water, leases, rental units: All these things are disposable, and that’s the new capitalist way. It’s the new consumerist way: own nothing and conserve nothing. 

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist, July 20, 2021

Editor’s Note: This piece originally said Connecticut was adding $300 a month. It is actually $300 a week.

Christopher Bedford is a senior editor at The Federalist, the vice chairman of Young Americans for Freedom, a board member at the National Journalism Center, and the author of The Art of the Donald. Follow him on Twitter.

(Watch the video for a monologue on this article and an interview with The Washington Examiner’s Conn Carroll on the policies that turned America corporate, and what Americans can do to change it.)

Christopher BedfordNorwalk, Connecticut is a small, seaside city 30 miles northeast of New York. It’s a fun town for young people, the home to the No. 1 TikTok star, Charli D’Amelio, and the home of the Blue Cactus Grill, a popular little spot that’s been flipping burgers and hawking cheesesteaks for over a decade.

A few years ago, owner Vic Amereno turned its success into an expansion, emptying his savings to open a second location a few miles up the coast in the picturesque beach town of Fairfield. He turned a steady business and was thriving; even during COVID lockdowns, they went on, converting their small, 1,000-square-foot restaurant into a takeout joint. But when it came time to hire back staff and reopen, they hit a wall. …

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