posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 05:27 PM
Originally posted by neo96
Thanks for the laugh and want to explain to me why it is that no other economic model known in world history has lifted billions of people out of
poverty, and advanced the world to the current technological progress?
Capitalism has put more people into poverty than it has made rich.
You have a twisted perspective of reality because you have been conditioned that way by the lies we are taught, and you in a wealthy country.
What other economic model do you want to compare with? Capitalism has been the dominant economic system since we were forced off the land in the
1700's. It doesn't mean we would not have developed without it. In fact at the end of feudalism the 'commoners' (none-land owners) were doing quite
well and their wealth was approaching that of the land owners. This is why the land owners had the enclosure laws enacted, because they felt their
power, and control, was being threatened. The enclosure laws forced the commoners off the land, and were forced into factories and mills in order to
survive. So instead of autonomy and liberty the commoners became the working class, and exploited to make the land owners incredibly wealthy. We
went from working our own plots of land to wage poverty.
Yes capitalism has brought us wealth, but it also bought us global war, poverty, breakdown of society, property crime, the modern state system, wealth
for a minority class who control the rest through economic control of politics. If capitalism worked so well then why does the rich poor divide keep
There is nothing wrong with money, making money, the problem is in the ownership of the means to produce, and the mass inequality in wealth it causes.
Its the mass inequality in wealth that makes the majority slaves, and minority privileged class. In reality we have the infrastructure capable of
making us all fat and happy.
edit on 3/24/2013 by ANOK because: (no reason given)