Skip to comments.Why Is Capitalism So Unpopular?
Posted on 09/07/2009 9:31:43 AM PDT by lbryce
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That nostalgia has no basis in historical fact. People have always tried to maximize throughout history.
Nothing has changed. Add technology to the mix and you still have the basic human being to contend with. Stone tools, steam egines or silicon chips haven’t changed that in all human history.
Where does capitalism exist?
Capitalism provides an economy with an ongoing reality check - that’s why the utopians hate it.
That’s hardly surprising - they think gravity is a bummer, too.
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Yes, as a pejorative.
I prefer the words freedom of the person and his property.
Come up with one word for that, like "conservanomics," or something, and you will have a winner.
Time for FR to coin another word!
Those last three paragraphs really did nail it.
One has to have forgotten this commandment to dislike capitalism.
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Capitalism is unpopular because it’s hard. Nothing worthwhile in life is easy.
Most of mankind’s social/political ills stem from envy. The lazy or the stupid are jealous of those who have succeeded in acquiring more wealth than they have. Those parasites want to take what isn’t theirs, or barring that, to spitefully deprive those that have wealth.