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How do you make capitalism work for everyone?

  1. Billjordan profile image66
    Billjordanposted 5 years ago

    Capitalism is economic of America but it's not working for the whole, submit your comments on how to make it work for the whole

    1. Onusonus profile image85
      Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      By being charitable with your own money. If you are charitable with other people's money it's not charity, it's socialism.

    2. CHRIS57 profile image59
      CHRIS57posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Try this one
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordoliberalism
      At least there is a mutual understanding in economies that follow these priciples that it could be much worse. In fact it is quite successful.

    3. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You don't!
      Capitalism requires the exploitation of the many for the benefit of the few.

      1. Billjordan profile image66
        Billjordanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Capitalism will work if economics was regional and not Global.

        1. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          No, it will always depend on exploiting the many for the benefit of the few whether on a global or local scale.

      2. Evan G Rogers profile image78
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Nonsense. You agree to work for a wage. You're better off with an employer than without.

        1. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You don't actually have to get involved with capitalism to earn a wage.

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
            Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Well then why aren't you doing so?

            Is it because capitalism gives you a better wage?

            1. Josak profile image62
              Josakposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              well actually I mae much more money in socialist Argentina then in capitalist America so your comment is presumptous.

              1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
                Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Awesome!

                ... but you OWN the money, right?

                ... so it's actually capitalist?

                Yeah, socialism requires there be a) no money, and b) no property.

                Nice try!

                1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
                  Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  No Evan, that's just what those who try to promote capitalism inflict on those who oppose it.

            2. John Holden profile image60
              John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Er, no, I engage in commerce, not capitalism.

              1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
                Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                If you use a computer at work, then you're a capitalist.

                1. John Holden profile image60
                  John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Absolute rubbish Evan!
                  How on earth do you work that one out?

                  It makes as much sense as me saying that everybody who owns a gun is a mass murderer.

        2. Pcunix profile image88
          Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I wonder how all of us who are self employed manage?

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
            Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Then you're an entrepreneur -- one who can't exist in a socialist world.

            1. Pcunix profile image88
              Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Who said anything about wanting a socialist world?

  2. Evan G Rogers profile image78
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    If you want capitalism to work for everyone, you need to actually LET it work.

    It's actually quite easy to pinpoint most problems of the Capitalist structure to government.

    We need to trust in the billions of people to make their own decisions, and NOT in the few who think they know what's best for everyone.

    Voluntary association is one of the most precious rights humans have.

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Rubbish, capitalism doesn't allow for people making their own decisions. It depends on blind obedience and unquestioning acceptance.

      1. Onusonus profile image85
        Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I believe you are confusing capitalism with communism. Hence communist countries are ran by dictators and not the people, and if they disagree they disappear. But I suppose we are all blinded by our affluent wealth in America that we can't see how miserable we really are. LOL!

        1. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I most certainly am not confusing capitalism with communism!

          Communist countries are not run by dictators, I assume you're alluding to Russia here. Russia for a very few years was a communist country but rapidly reverted to capitalism, state capitalism, the very worst kind of capitalism there is.

          1. Onusonus profile image85
            Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            So Pol Pot, Fidel Castro, Mao Zedong, Kim Jong Il, Joseph Satlin, Che Gueverra, all were a bunch of nice guys, not communists, who didn't collectively kill over 100 million of their own people?
            Tell me John, when was the last time an American tried desperately to escape from the clutches of capitalism into one of those countries? I'll give you a hint, it was never.

            1. John Holden profile image60
              John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You're showing your ignorance, with the exception of possibly Castro, none of the names that you list were communists.

              1. Onusonus profile image85
                Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                A classic case of suppression of ideological subversion. Thank God we don't live in a world where people like you are the majority, I would freaking shoot myself. Actually I would most likely cry in the streets for fear of life at the demise of my beloved leader.

                1. John Holden profile image60
                  John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  What? Eaten a dictionary have we?

                  Do a bit of homework rather than just spouting what your masters have told you to believe.

                  With the possible exception of Castro,none of  them were communists.

                  1. Onusonus profile image85
                    Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    See the map?, commies...http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Communist_countries_1979-1983.png

                  2. Onusonus profile image85
                    Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    See how they are disappearing? Ah.... Much better!
                    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Communist_States.svg/800px-Communist_States.svg.png

                2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
                  Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Well, according to your theory onusonus, as Obama is a socialist, then you do live in a country full of men like John. Didn't all those men like John give Obama a huge majority in 08?

                  1. John Holden profile image60
                    John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    lol

                  2. Onusonus profile image85
                    Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Nope, he won with 52.6% of the vote. That was with the mainstream media drooling all over him.

            2. Josak profile image62
              Josakposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Actually there were about 30 000 american defectors to Cuba and Russia one of them interestingly eneough was Harvey Lee Oswald who was refused the right to go to Cuba (he was a socialist) this was one of the main reasons he shot Kennedy.

      2. Evan G Rogers profile image78
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Nonsense. If you agree to work for someone, then you voluntarily choose NOT to start your own business, and you voluntarily choose NOT to start your own communist utopia.

        The simple fact that you are not attempting to create a socialist business tells us that socialism is inferior to capitalism.

  3. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    I am going to be quite realistic regarding this premise of capitalism supposedly should be working for all.   Not!  Capitalism is a system designed to benefit those who are strategists, risk takers, work smart, and/or visionaries.    Capitalism frankly does not reward everyone nor should it.   

    America was founded upon the principles of a free market system.  The free market system amply reward those who can supply and satisfy the demand of the most number of people.   In other words, if one diligently gives the people what they want either through talent or a product, one becomes quite wealthy.   Yes, it does not come easy and takes smart work, not "hard" work. 
    If one cannot adequately supply the demand and/or talent of the market, one does not become wealthy.   

    Capitalism is a free for all system which rewards the fittest-i.e. the most creative and enterprising.   Capitalism is not for the meek and weak.  One must always sell a product whether it is themselves or another product in order to succeed within the system.   Capitalism is a meritocracy of sorts.  The more one produces and creates, the more amply he/she is rewarded.

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You confuse capitalism with a free market. There is nothing free market about capitalism.
      When America was based on a free market system was when it was great.Now it is based on the capitalist system and see how the majority of your people are thrown on the scrap heap sacrificed to the god of capital.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Capitalism IS the free market.

        America is now a Corporatist nation. This is a form of Fascism. Companies put people in DC, they make the rounds, become lobbyists, and then the companies are the ones writing the legislation regarding regulations.

        This is fascism, not capitalism.

        1. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          No, capitalism is fascism.

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
            Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No, actually it isn't.

            Sorry.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    This ought to confuse the heck out of everything. big_smile

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism

    In other words, first a mutual definition for the purposes of this thread must be figured out.

  5. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    The collective work of any number of people produces profit which is either divied up equally to all contributing members called socialism, or is sliced off the top by private owners who subcontract the labor called capitalism.

  6. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago
    1. Onusonus profile image85
      Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's got to be the most ridiculous list I've ever seen.

    2. Billjordan profile image66
      Billjordanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If you clicked on this link you might better understand what happens when capitalism works best....

  7. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Oswald was CIA, FBI or both.

  8. Druid Dude profile image60
    Druid Dudeposted 5 years ago

    That's the point...Capitalism can't work for everyone. There needs to be a fine pile of casualties of the system for those who are on top to have climbed over.

  9. dorner profile image68
    dornerposted 5 years ago

    Capitalism is not a system that is designed to work for everyone, and in the US we do not have a full capitalist system. A Capitalist system is not regulated the way the US regulates our economic system. In a Capitalist system there is a need for separation or classes of people. The people at the bottom see the people at the top and work harder to try and get there and the people at the top work hard to stay away from the bottom. The tough thing about a capitalist system is the people at the top make it extremely hard for the people at the bottom to move up too far. A capitalist system need some socialist policies to make sure the bottom class doesn't get too low.

  10. maxoxam41 profile image78
    maxoxam41posted 5 years ago

    Why would capitalism have to work? Why not accepting that it is a failure and move on with another ideology or another idea?

  11. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Communism is dead.
    "In economics, BRIC is a grouping acronym that refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are all deemed to be at a similar stage of newly advanced economic development. It is typically rendered as "the BRICs" or "the BRIC countries" or the BRIC economies" or alternatively as the "Big Four".

    The acronym was coined by Jim O'Neill in a 2001 paper entitled "Building Better Global Economic BRICs".[1][2][3] The acronym has come into widespread use as a symbol of the shift in global economic power away from the developed G7 economies towards the developing world. It is estimated that BRIC economies will overtake G7 economies by 2027"

    Also include South Africa and Iran as partly a player as well as others. These are the new enemies of the empire in which present and future 'Great Game' theater is and will take place.

  12. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    "Yeah, socialism requires there be a) no money, and b) no property." That is pure communism having nothing to do with socialism.
    "Article 1 - The Legislative Branch
    Section 8 - Powers of Congress"
    "To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;"
    So the treasury coins coins. Socialism.
    The private banks print all the paper money.
    ""To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof,"
    Capitalism but they stole the regulation of money.

 
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