• Here’s How You Can Use Chipotle’s Marxist Message To Score A Free Burrito

    Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle has launched an initiative called Cultivating Thoughts, an author series, which aims to present “the words and whimsy of thought-leaders, authors and comedians through unique . . . essays.”

    “The Cultivating Thought Author Series is the brainchild of acclaimed author Jonothan Safran Foer, who also serves as its curator,” the Chipocultivatingthought.com website says.

    The series includes quotes from noted authors Toni Morrison, Malcolm Gladwell, and Foer, as well as comedians Sarah Silverman and Bill Hader, congestive scientist Steven Pinker, journalist Sheri Fink, and film producer Judd Apatow.

    The thought provoking prose come printed on your bag.

    However, one quote–the one that caught my attention–currently being distributed to customers comes from college professor and novelist George Saunders.

    “Hope that, in future, all is well, everyone eats free, no one must work, all just sit around feeling love for one another,” Saunders’ “Cultivation Thought” reads.

    That quote came from a short story Saunders wrote entitled, “A Two-Minute Note to the Future.

    Saunders’ quote crystalizes the intrinsic naiveté at the heart of Marxist economic theory.

    Following Saunders’ logic, if “everyone eats free,” then how would Chipotle cover even its most basic business expenses? And if “no one must work,” who is going to prepare that perfectly cooked organic grilled chicken, wrap it in a warm soft flour tortilla, and serve it with a smile?

    That being said, I’ll get down with a little Marxism (wink-wink) if it means free Chipotle.

    So the lovely engineers here at Daily Surge HQ developed a coupon that can be redeemed at your local Chipotle restaurant:

    skitch Chipotle Coupon

    Here is a link that allows you to print out as many “everyone eats free” Chipotle coupons as you want.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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