Ruffalo made his revolutionary call via Twitter, sharing a Time magazine article entitled “How America’s Elites Lost Their Grip.”
“It’s time for an economic revolution,” he wrote. “Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future.”
It’s time for an economic revolution. Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future. https://t.co/OnNm6CYrWK— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 1, 2019
The article, written by Time Editor-at-Large and NBC political analyst Anand Giridharadas, examines the rise of hardline anti-capitalist candidates and ideas into the mainstream, as well as the rise of left-wing movements in countries such as Chile and Argentina.
Giridharadas’ piece also looks at how certain events over the course of 2019, including the backlash against Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s plans to set up a headquarters in New York, the celebrity-studded college bribery scandal, and Facebook’s meager $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission, have all contributed to many feeling that capitalism is rigged in favor of the few.