Turning Our Backs on Capitalism is Going to Cost US!
Not everyone is a firm believer in capitalism, over the years academia has brainwashed a large part of our educated society that capitalism is bad, and that socialism and communism might actually be the better venue for the future utopia we all seek. However having participated personally in capitalism, having run a business, made a payroll, and built a large company, I disagree. And my practical experience in the real world for the last 27 years trumps anyone else’s PhD, because they are only studying theory.
Okay so, someone who is against capitalism might say that it brings out all the greedy bastards in the world, who are trying to rip people off, manipulate the consumer through trickery and marketing, and trash on the employees and the labor. However, this is not the case because if someone is greedy and they want more, they must produce more of what people want, and not only must they produce what people want, they must produce what people are willing to pay for. In doing so they bring everyone else in the society what they need.
In many ways capitalism takes those unfortunate psychological attributes which we know to be innate in the species and turns them into something very positive. If the consumer does not want a product the company produces, no is holding a gun to their head and making them purchase (exception: Obama Care makes it mandatory to buy health insurance from a company), and labor doesn’t have to work for a company which treats them poorly. The problems we are having with our economy, society, and political unrest has nothing to do with capitalism being evil.
After all, capitalism built this great nation, and I guarantee you the population does not consider itself to be evil. We are a great nation, we are a giving nation, and we are holding up the entire world. It’s nothing to feel guilty about. In fact the US should be commended for proving capitalism works, even though we don’t have entirely free markets. But what we have noted is the closer we get to capitalism the better we do, and further away from it we get the worse we do.
I would submit to you that turning our backs on capitalism is going to cost the United States dearly. Why you ask? It’s simple really because we turned our backs on the socio-economic strategy that made us great, Capitalism. Today, those who hate capitalism took control of the very flows of labor and money which allow it to bring everyone up, we’ve moved away from what capitalism is, thus, all the gained synergies of capitalism, are now turning our backs on us.
Why on Earth would we have expected any other possible outcome? The US and her people deserve what’s happening now, because we are destroying the very methods and strategy which got us here.
Ayn Rand was right, along with Milton Friedman, and Adam Smith. Indeed, hope you’ll please consider all this and think on it. If you have any comments, concerns, complaints, or questions you may e-mail me.