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#326804 - 06/20/20 11:09 PM What is the purpose of Capitalism?
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I think it is nothing more than a rickety and largely delusional ideology whose purpose is to shield and balm the nascent consciences of the greedy from shame.
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#326808 - 06/21/20 01:07 AM Re: What is the purpose of Capitalism? [Re: logtroll]
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Capitalism isn't an end in and of itself - but the freedom that is part of it is. Capitalism as a method of economic organization leaves individuals freest and best equipped to pursue their own desires, and, that, in and of itself, is a good. Additionally, it causes us without coercion to turn our natural self-regard towards the task of serving others.


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#326811 - 06/21/20 01:26 AM Re: What is the purpose of Capitalism? [Re: CPWILL]
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Originally Posted By: CPWILL
Capitalism isn't an end in and of itself - but the freedom that is part of it is. Capitalism as a method of economic organization leaves individuals freest and best equipped to pursue their own desires, and, that, in and of itself, is a good. Additionally, it causes us without coercion to turn our natural self-regard towards the task of serving others.

Capitalism worked so well during the six weeks the country was shuttered. How's the restaurant industry fairing in capitalism today? Airline industry? Theater complex industry? LOL

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#326815 - 06/21/20 03:15 AM Re: What is the purpose of Capitalism? [Re: CPWILL]
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Is there an ethical component to your Capitalist ideology?
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#326816 - 06/21/20 03:25 AM Re: What is the purpose of Capitalism? [Re: logtroll]
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Maybe there’s a moral code?
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#326817 - 06/21/20 03:26 AM Re: What is the purpose of Capitalism? [Re: logtroll]
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What was Jesus’ take on it?
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#326818 - 06/21/20 03:39 AM Re: What is the purpose of Capitalism? [Re: logtroll]
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I think it is nothing more than a rickety and largely delusional ideology whose purpose is to shield and balm the nascent consciences of the greedy from shame.

Maybe it’s a system for claiming that everything good that’s connected with money is Capitalism, and everything that’s not good isn’t?
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#326819 - 06/21/20 05:23 AM Re: What is the purpose of Capitalism? [Re: logtroll]
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Originally Posted By: logtroll
Originally Posted By: logtroll
I think it is nothing more than a rickety and largely delusional ideology whose purpose is to shield and balm the nascent consciences of the greedy from shame.

Maybe it’s a system for claiming that everything good that’s connected with money is Capitalism, and everything that’s not good isn’t?


Bingo!

That and an excuse for greed.
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#326820 - 06/21/20 05:43 AM Re: What is the purpose of Capitalism? [Re: Irked]
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Seattle now

This indeed is what is happening in Seattle now. If you don’t agree you have not been paying attention.
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#326822 - 06/21/20 01:19 PM Re: What is the purpose of Capitalism? [Re: Irked]
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Originally Posted By: logtroll
Originally Posted By: logtroll
I think it is nothing more than a rickety and largely delusional ideology whose purpose is to shield and balm the nascent consciences of the greedy from shame.

Maybe it’s a system for claiming that everything good that’s connected with money is Capitalism, and everything that’s not good isn’t?


Bingo!

That and an excuse for greed.

You mean like not testifying before Congress with knowledge of shady actions by POTUS Donald Trump and instead making everyone wait to pay for that information via the release of a book?

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