I can go on why but I think I’ll just leave it at that
I hate it too and I can’t see it coming to an end with all the competitive people in the world
Yeah, too many Yolo people. Yolo is true but sustainability should be regarded
I hear ya @crsaen. I’ve had about enough of it too.
For the transition to a natural law resource based economy yes
I’m betting it doesn’t disgust you enough that you reject its fruits. Things like phones, tablets, computers, and Internet. And the funding you live on. Socialism doesn’t create wealth, it merely redistributes.
Isn’t that what SOCIAL security is?
Technology brought about those. Capitalism was not a causal factor
Surely you jest. So Apple revolutionizes the smartphone and tablet market to give stuff away? d00d.
Your social security has no security. Your country has been so hostile to wealth creation that it now has to borrow from the Chinese (in the form of treasury purchases) to prop up its economy. You notice how the Chinese stock market blew up this summer and how they had to start spending their money there instead? Americans are about to find out how underfunded their social security system is.
And yet, we’ve been hearing this same Doomsday predictions since Bush Sr was in office.
The default condition may have been avoidable at that point. It no longer is. Look at your country’s GDP to debt ratio.
This article from Forbes shows the US to not be in as dire straits as you make it sound, kind sir.:
The USA is nearly the only place for resourcefulness and innovation that drives technology and business and in turn brings jobs. Don’t sit on your duff. Get involved.
Capitalism is a necessary evil. It pushes growth. If we were all paid evenly then what’s the point of working harder or coming up with something new?
I love capitalism because it gives me the chance to come up with something to make it big.
Here’s an interesting article
Infinite growth on a finite planet is suicide
I’m not trying for infinite growth. I’m trying to earn a living. And I’m trying to strengthen my community while I’m doing it. An interesting fact about my business: I only charge other businesses for Web design services. I not only provide free Web design and social media tutoring for non-profits in my community, I teach them how to maintain their own sites and empower them to do more.
Our local Chamber of Commerce meetings? We don’t talk about how to make more money. We talk about how to build a stronger community. THAT is capitalism in action.
There is a lot wrong and a lot of good associated with capitalism. The worst thing is that corruption is everywhere. Too much freedom allows companies and individuals to produce things that I wouldn’t even pick out of someone’s trash even if they were new. When a person can go online and buy skimming devices to rob other people with and then there is all the other lawless things going on because of the freedoms we so cherish and die to defend, reminds me of a parable taken from the Bible, where the weeds are allowed to grow along side and mixed in with the cash crops so as not to disturb the growth of the good crops while pulling out the weeds so the harvest can’t take place until it is time. The good things will increase along side of the bad until the end.
Maybe it’s just the city I live in… some rampant capitalism does make me sad… and upsets me… why does yet another out reach house have to be torn down just because Amazon what’s to build huge towers in the middle of our city…
But then on the other hand… capitalism created a tax base… that goes to the parks department… that purchases a lot of land… the makes huge community gardens that helps supplement the food banks around here.
Capitalism was already in germ within the earliest prehistoric tribes. It’s now just very sophisticated.