This interviewee is a 27 year old female that has both a Bachelors of Science in Community Health Education and a Masters of Occupational Therapy. She has recently graduated from Graduate school in 2021 and is currently residing in Virginia working as an Occupational Therapist. She attended Undergrad school in Pennsylvania and grew up in New Jersey for most of her life.
How do you define capitalism?
“Capitalism is the economic system we have in the country. Capitalism provides healthy business ventures for individuals.”
How do you think your parents view capitalism in comparison to you?
“During my parents generation they had to conserve more and there were limited opportunities for the middle class and women during that time meanwhile now it kind of has done the opposite where women have more opportunities and we aren’t in fear of having to conserve money because there is potential for growth.”
What is your role in capitalism?
“My role in capitalism is to make money and pay my taxes. During the pandemic as I was in graduate school, it taught me the value of a dollar and that needs are much more important than wants when looking to buy things.”
Do you like capitalism?
“That is a very perplexing question due to the nature of capitalism being that you have to strike opportunity when opportunity is put forth. I, as an opportunist believe that there is an opportunity in every situation.”
What do you think of other economic systems other than capitalism?
“I believe that other economic system do not warrant the same opportunities and rewards that come with capitalism.”
I really enjoyed interviewing this individual because she provided different and more current points of view than my previous interview subjects. The pandemic has taught many generations just how valuable money is and this interviewee provided an insightful answer about going to school and trying to get a job during a pandemic. The comparison question of her parents generation to hers was very interesting to hear and the answer provided an insightful reasoning on how capitalism has evolved over the years.