capitalism - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Capitalism is designed to reduce labour cost and maximise profit, thus it relies on poverty and desperation to function. This system born in the Victorian genocide of the aristocracy on the poor is still causing massive death and starvation globally - twenty one thousand child deaths from malnutrition related causes daily, hellish lives, early deaths. It's time for a new system, one that is built on love as the philosophical first principle, as a tree trunk from which all branches must grow. We need social evolution.
Unemployment is a build in aspect of capitalism; the pool of surplus workers acts to bring a downward pressure on wages, to bring a downward price of the product or service, thus enhancing international competition between nations. It is a pyramid system with worker competition (all against all, atomising society), so that some may strive higher yet there will always be the same proportion at the bottom. Thus, social fairness in this system is prevented by the system itself.
Emotional indifference is the opposite of love, the opposite of what the core of every faith and secular humanitarians call for. Thus, since our daily choices build who we are as individuals and community members, the capitalistic system with necessary emotional indifference to the poorest on Earth, is incompatible with our ongoing social evolution. Everyone matters, quality of life matters, children everywhere matter more than an invented system that was born in barbaric times.
Capitalism was born in the days of slavery, when its founder, Adam Smith, considered the waged-servant a cheaper alternative to owning slaves since they "decayed" at their own expense. It was the capital available that determined how many of their children lived and died and kept the "race of servants and journeymen" at a useful level for the "upper race" of employers to exploit. As such the stark similarity between the boom and bust cycle of the world of money and a predator-prey cycle should be a somewhat obvious connection. More capital meant more children survived to become workers and all death rates fell, less capital meant more children died and death rates rose. Those people in long ago saw workers as no more than self-replacing tools and no level of inhuman treatment was too low.