Capitalism Can Coexist
If A society cannot produce enough to
sustain itself as a society it will perish.
In the modern world the individuals of the
community need to work and produce
enough food, clothing, shelter, education,
and medical care for all of its citizens or
except the fact that some will die.
If enough is produced to ensure the survival
of all and yet it is distributed in a way that
leaves some with huge surplus, and others
with not enough to live, the society is feeding
the greed of some by denying life to others.
It makes no difference if the society is
Dictatorial, Democratic, Libertarian, or Anarchist,
It is still not functioning in a viable way if it fails to
serve the intrinsic value of the life of each of its
citizens. It instead serves the greed of the few
at the expense of life itself.
The economic system of the society is not of the
highest priority to me, as long as it serves the
basic needs of each individual. After those needs
of food, clothing, shelter, education, and medical
care are met , if the economic system produces
a surplus of Good & Services it can be divided in
any way that contributes to the efficient operation
of the system.I have no problem with their being a
mix of Uber-rich, medium rich, Upper middle class,
lower middle class,and just plain poor. I only want
every person to have work, food, clothing, shelter,
education and health care and every person should
have the opportunity to move up the ladder of success.
Don’t tell me that Charity will do the job.
We both know it will not. It must be the function of
Government in order to be effective. It is up to us all
to choose the type of government and the economic
system and the method of distribution of the basics
necessary for all of us to survive. As long as Democracy
is our Government System it can Coexist with regulated
Capitalism as our Economic System.
Copyright © William Hodge 2010
Wednesday – June 30, 2010