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Debbie Brannigan is a professional design engineer and the sole proprietor and editor-in-chief of CapitalistChicks.
It features articles, a financial advice column, profiles of high-achieving women, a news and events calendar, and a discussion forum. How did the idea come about? Debbie Brannigan: Well, a few years ago we moved to Seattle from Detroit. And when we got to Seattle, we found it a little bizarre to see this apparent, prevalent hatred toward even the word capitalism. We weren't used to that. The automotive industry is there, it's not a sin to create money there. In Seattle there's a different viewpoint, especially among younger people in Tara's age group.
So, given that, we made a couple t-shirts, just for our own personal use, that said: "Capitalist Chick. We didn't have any plans to launch a site. He just loved those shirts! And he actually flew us out to L.
That never formalized, because of conflicting brand identities or some such. We just enjoyed the four days in L. But the whole experience made us realize a certain misperception we'd had, and when we got back from L. They just don't have a place to gather together.
Brannigan: Exactly. We thought, we'll throw a website out there, see if we can find some people who identify with it, and maybe we can meet some like-minded people out here in the Northwest.
So we did that, and we put a couple shirts out there for sale — and we were just bombarded! It has been growing non-stop ever since. TA: Wow. That's great. Brannigan: Yes. It makes us feel good to know there really are a lot of people out there who love capitalism.
Canada is remarkably one of our biggest market areas. TA: That's interesting. Brannigan: Yeah. TA: Have you gotten any attention from the press? Brannigan: I've been on a number of radio shows in California. And we actually just got an e-mail from ABC out in New York, asking if we'd like to do a radio interview. Also, we were asked to speak at the University of Washington by the campus Republicans, and the response to that was quite something. We were told by the president it was the largest gathering they'd had so far.
So it was very receptive. There was one socialist who showed up, and there were threats that a socialist group of revolutionary women was going to come and heckle us, but they never showed up. TA: Well that's heartening. TA: And with the website? What has the feedback been like? Brannigan: It's been overwhelmingly positive. I think we've received only two or three vicious hate mails, which really is not bad, because we get anywhere from five to ten fan mails a day.
And that's from visitors just writing to say: Found your site, love it, keep up the good work. And for each person that sends a fan mail, how many people go to the site, bookmark it, and never write to say how much they enjoy it?
I certainly don't write to every site that I enjoy. So that's an incredibly positive sign. TA: And do you have any future plans for CapitalistChicks? Brannigan: Well, we've just been winging it until now, but at this point it really needs to take a focus and a direction, because the audience is growing. A lot of the e-mails I get are from eighteen- to twenty-three-year-olds, and they say things like, "You are the coolest site out there for capitalism," and "There's nothing else out there — we're so glad to have you.
Tara is actually coming down here to Portland in just a few days so we can sit down and come up with a business plan to expand the site. So, CapitalistChicks will be around for a while. TA: Well, I definitely look forward to seeing what you ladies do with it. It's a great site, and I share the other people's enthusiasm for it. Brannigan: Thank you very much! That kind of feedback motivates us to continue. It's actually a lot of work.
And especially when I'm working fifty hours a week at another job, it's difficult to find the slot time to write content for the site. There are some months when I just want to quit. But then we'll get an email from Russia, saying "I love your site, I've bookmarked it! TA: Debbie, how did you become a "Capitalist Chick" in the first place? Brannigan: It was through Ayn Rand and her work. I'm actually fairly new to Rand — I wasn't introduced to her work until my thirties, when my life-long friend and coworker at the time Monica handed me Atlas Shrugged.
I always have to credit Monica with saving my life! Everybody remembers the person who handed them Atlas Shrugged. TA: That is true. TA: On the political level, had you leaned toward capitalism before that?
I'm curious how you came to it. Brannigan: I did lean toward capitalism, but with the typical, Republican, religious morality. Personally, I really identified with Dagny. I've been called an over-achiever many times.
I've worked many, many jobs, and my ethic is: If it needs to be done, just do it! And I think that's why my friend Monica handed me the book. She knew I was a producer, and that I was open-minded and honest, and would accept the ideas in the book. So the idea of producing wasn't new to me. But the idea of producing for the sense of self, that was new to me. TA: And you say it saved your life. You see, I grew up in a born-again Christian household, where you are taught to serve others and not yourself.
I had no sense of self, and I struggled with that because I was always wanting to achieve — and that conflicted with the ideas of duty and giving to others. Then, once I read Atlas Shrugged and grasped the Objectivist ideals, it completely changed the whole course of my life. Brannigan: Pause. Until I read Rand, I'd been taught that you should live in fear, that everyone is out to get you, that everything is evil. And constantly improving oneself, for the sake of oneself — there's just nothing better to experience.
TA: So how did Tara come to it? Debbie and Tara model the t-shirts Brannigan: Well, up until about age ten, she attended church with us, and was in the youth group.
I wouldn't say she particularly enjoyed that. But when I was handed Atlas Shrugged , she was about twelve, and she read it at that time and latched right onto it as well. So she got an early start. TA: Wow, so the two of you discovered it around the same time. Brannigan: Oh, definitely around the same time. TA: That must have been an adventure! Brannigan: It trickled down to her from me. Do you have any thoughts about why that might be the case? I really don't know. As it is, they focus on victimhood rather than focus on success and victory.
It's a kind of identity: the victim. I'd also like to make a point about liberal views in general, because their foundation is always: Other people can't succeed. Other people are stupid. Other people are helpless. It's the elitist viewpoint that without intervention, people are just too stupid and can't succeed.
Whereas the capitalist or Objectivist viewpoint is: The human mind-body-and-soul is great and powerful, and people can do great things if left to their own devices. I tell them I'm not college-educated, and they say, "Oh, you're not — Oh, I didn't realize! I was a teen mom!