Henry Rollins: Education is the End of Disaster Capitalism (by bigthink)
[…] So you have a country that is undercutting itself for the cheap, quick buck. They are after the fast high. They are after the gift rather than going all in on America, the long term goal and investment.
We are Dreamers. We are Makers. We are Young&United.
The 99% vs. the 1%. Blue vs. red. These days, it seems like there’s more that drives us apart than there is that keeps us together as a country. But today, that changes. It’s time to remind ourselves what it’s like to be American. Time to remember that it takes more than a flag pin or a birth certificate—being American takes gumption. It takes ingenuity. It takes grit.
If you believe that the marketplace is over-saturated with products made with more slapdashery than craftmanship, and if you believe companies should focus more on heart than the bottom line, then look to Young&United. From apparel to leather goods to prints, every piece is designed and made right here in the grand U.S. of A, where the American Dream is nothing without the American Dreamer.
Young&United is the passion project of Ben Lebovitz and Sean Metcalf, two unbelievably talented designers I work with. They’ve labored tirelessly to make their dream a reality and it has been an absolute pleasure to write for them (I gotta thank them for letting me tap into my dream of being a speechwriter). I’m incredibly proud to know these guys and relieved that I can finally share their awesome work. If you haven’t already, check out their Kickstarter video, with music by Atlanta-based band Quiet Hounds.