The anti-capitalist group Beg For Change have announced that they made an "error of judgement" last year when they took part in the Occupy London demonstrations. The group took past in the protests for a number of weeks, where they successfully managed to block a toilet.
Since the demos, the group have made a small fortune selling anti-capitalist T-shirts bearing slogans such as "Capitalism is sucky" and "Capitalism smells of poo". Long-standing member Rich Richards said that there appeared to be a good market for the outspoken garments. He added, "Who would have thought it was possible to earn an honest living from anti-capitalism?"
As main financial controller of the group-turned-business, Rich admits that he has come to appreciate the benefits of the capitalist system, and has recently been reading Adam Smith. "Before, I thought capitalism was just some annoying thing that wealthy people did, but now I realise how much it enriches all of society."
He continued, "Thanks to the advantages of free-market competition, even the poorest in Britain can have a TV and a mobile phone. And a bunch of unemployed protesters like us can start their own successful business."
He says that once the business took off, he also changed his lifestyle. He shaved off his beard and his dreadlocks, and had a bath for the first time in years - an experience he describes as "indescribable".
The company recently attempted to introduce a line of pro-capitalist T-shirts, but they have not sold a single one. CEO Penny Spender says, "It appears that anti-capitalist produce simply sells better, perhaps because it is perceived as cooler. In any case, it's more profitable to sell to the 99% than to complain about the 1%."