posted on May, 15 2010 @ 06:30 AM
The Enemy: Capitalism
The government is seen by those on the right as dangerous or a necessary evil that must be restrained and restricted. They see the free markets of
capitalism as the only way for this to occur. Those on the left believe capitalism is evil and needs to be restrained or destroyed and the state
should replace it, which again is wrong.
These two different sects of beliefs still hold one thing in common, power by the few. In a free market capitalist system every is given the notion
that they have the ability to succeed. But how do you succeed? There is only a certain amount of capital that is allocated into an economic system in
a given year, dividing it up is how we receive our GDP Per Capita. For every to succeed we would need to have all incomes within a 5-10% departure
from our GDP Per Capita, but this is impossible. The capitalist class demands that they receive a higher earning than the labor class, in an
unrestrained capitalist system there is nothing to stop them from earning as high as possible.
With a restricted amount of capital in the economy this would force the exclusion of others, leading to unemployment, underemployment or slave labor.
Eventually as economies drastically expand due to growth from free-markets and the exclusion of fellow citizens money flows upwards with labor to the
capitalist class. As the capitalist class gains more income they control a larger portion of the nations wealth. When the economy reaches a recession
from overproduction the labor class(workers) will become unemployed to maintain the wealth levels of a business, which lowers the wealth share of the
labor class and maintains the wealth share of the capitalist class which grows in percent of GDP.
When a recession lifts and workers are hired again they must start again from the bottom up, creating more excess wealth in the hands of the few. With
an overwhelming amount of the share of national income they have more freedom to bargain with other sects of the economy or to control them outright.
This leads to a monopolistic affect upon the economy as fewer and fewer people are controlling more and more wealth and power. With an excessive
amount of wealth they are permitted to influence television, politics, and all other aspects of life.
Our country eventually becomes run by a group of elite individuals which control almost all aspects of our economy. This leaves the labor class in a
stagnant economic system and the ‘underclass’ in a depression. With the underclass in a depression and the property, capital and influence in the
hands of the elite few they are isolated in obscurity, eventually forced into underclass communities as the capitalists relocate for cheaper labor and
The end result is a nation run by an elite few that own everything, keep the labor class in a stagnant economy and keep the underclass in a
depression. This allows for the capitalist class to give their kids a high education, startup capital and influence; the labor class is allowed to
give their kids a moderate education, minimal safety net and a job in the labor class; the underclass in allowed to give their kids a poor education,
no safety net and a possible life of crime. This allows for the capitalist class to become thinner and thinner while keeping the majority of the other
classes out, keeping the power in the hands of the few.
REMEMBER: I am not advocating for any other economic system, that is up for you to decide yourself which other economic system is best.