In this opinion piece in The New Inquiry, aptly titled Steal This Article, Charles Davis doesn't want you to pay for the goods you want: he wants you to steal them. With the rich creating a "political and economic system that benefits" only themselves, it's time to "start thinking outside the ballot box and the system the rich created and the values it teaches. Start thinking about getting what is yours."
It's easy to steal back your money from the rich. You probably do it all the time. Ever buy a movie on iTunes instead of downloading it for free on The Pirate Bay? Yeah, keep not doing that. Ashton Kutcher will be just fine, unfortunately. Send some money to a janitor at Universal Studios if you really feel bad about it.
If you really want to scare the rich while enriching yourself, you'll eventually want to advance from stealing bogus "intellectual" property to actual, in-real-life stealing. At a big-box retailer and feeling a little bold? Grab what you can and run out the door. No minimum wage employee really wants to chase you -- they're more likely to steal from their workplace than anyone else is. They have no right to detain you once you reach the great outdoors either. You should probably have a friend waiting in a car.
Like most things in life, the key to getting away with something you are not supposed to be doing is acting like you are supposed to be doing it. If you act suspiciously, people are going to get suspicious, so please don?t do the whole, I?m-doing-something-shady, glance-over-the-shoulder thing you see potheads do at music fests. Be cool.
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