How can a Machiavellian type of Capitalism work for the Democracy intended by Ou

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  1. Muneer A. Saleh profile image60
    Muneer A. Salehposted 7 years ago

    How can a Machiavellian type of Capitalism work for the Democracy intended by Our Founding Fathers..

    like Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Pain Or is the only thing truly compatible with a Democratic Society is a  Democratic Industrial Structure & System?

    For Example having the Workers in the Private Sector own equal amount of shares , so that the workers have a equal share and voice in the company, rather than having a few large stockholders Dictating the Corporation built on greed...

  2. davidseeger profile image60
    davidseegerposted 7 years ago

    Any adequate response to this question shoudl be a hub. There are too many parts to this question to be properly answered in the space approprate to this space. I hope to have time to discuss it soon. I don't have the final answer but there are more than just one question to answer here.

  3. AngusNz profile image60
    AngusNzposted 7 years ago

    Machiavelli was not a capitalist, he describes all types of Government as letters to a Prince on how to maintain order in a conquered country, all Governments are Machiavellan they all use the same principles of  Government it depends on the position that an individual is at at the time of asking, if they have nothing they want everything given to them , if they have everything they dont want to give anything away. Whoever you are when you find yourself in either of these scenarios you act accordingly, some more or less than others.

  4. weholdthesetruths profile image61
    weholdthesetruthsposted 7 years ago

    Why should employees, who are not owners, have ANY say in the company?   The company belongs to the owners, NOT TO THEM, and they have no right nor reason to think they have any say whatsoever.   Employees are compensated for the time and skills and efforts they make while at work.  Their sole "interest" is the bargain they struck, where they owe the owner(s) their time and effort and skill while at work, and they have no obligation other than that.   If they don't like the deal they have made, they are free to try to renegotiate it, or to move on to somewhere else.  The owner, however, has many obligations and liabilities, and thus, it is both his right and obligations, to manage the company as the owner or owners see fit, and them ALONE.

    1. Mitch Alan profile image79
      Mitch Alanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your reasoned and thoughtful answer. I have writen on this topic and love to see others who "get" it.

  5. Mitch Alan profile image79
    Mitch Alanposted 6 years ago

    Describe this "Machiavallian Capitalism" that you cite...
    Also, we do not have a Democracy, but a republican form of government, a representative system.  If we had a democracy we would have mob rules, b ut thankfully we have a Constitutional Republic that, when not being stripped away, protect the rights of the individual and the individual business owner.


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