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The worst thing that can happen with capitalism is poverty. People need each other to be kinder and generous in their time, uplifting when things are hard, being generous with sharing; sounds trivial but is so real when you help someone who needs it…

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Written by featherzzzzz

October 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm

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  1. Actually, it is my opinion that poverty is a necessity for your and my wealth. It is thanks to the poor and educated workforce in third world countries that the food and products we buy is cheap. Capitalism thrives thanks to poverty.

    If you like to read some of my thoughts on poverty I direct you to: http://letsbecontroversial.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/poverty-is-a-necessity/

    orentes

    October 13, 2010 at 9:35 am

    • There is a need for wealth, somebody have to supply the jobs, yes, but here’s an example of what I am talking about. A kid goes to camp and is the only one of his/her class, poor. The rest of the kids are wealthy. The camp director says, hey for our 1st night, lets order a pizza. The poor kid can’t chip in, so he gets none, AND, none of the other kids shares. That is a microcosm of what is going on.

      featherzzzzz

      October 13, 2010 at 6:19 pm

      • Well it is a microcosm of what capitalism is in its truest form: the strong live, the weak suffer. Well, it is the basic idea of a liberal capitalistic market.

        Maybe you should try change the world to shift towards a socialistic model. Though the communistic model did fail once already.

        orentes

        October 14, 2010 at 8:01 am

  2. I disagree that poverty is a necessity for wealth and I think capitalism in its current state is thriving for only a select few.

    Honestly, we’re in another Gilded Age, where few have money and set up the system that provides cheaper products so they can make more money. They end up supplying food products full of trans fats and sugars increasing weight gain, heart disease and diabetes. Or supplying cheap clothing that doesn’t last and needs to replaced more often. Not the greatest for the environment. Not to mention there is a whole group of people in third world countries living on slave wages. Call me crazy but that bothers me as a human being.

    So yes, short term it is cheaper but look at the long term effects on the population and ask yourself is this a society that is built to last?

    daniG

    October 13, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    • While it may bother you as a human being. I wonder are you pro-capitalism? If so, then you support this very system. The system of capitalism isn’t that hard to understand. It is the law of the strongest. The strong are right, the weak are wrong.

      It is a simple system that cares for nothing and shares with no one.

      Do I want to live in such society? It would be better for my image to say no. However, I am a realist and I know that economic equality is nothing more than a dream, an illusion. When it comes to it, we are all selfish and will only care for our own personal well-being. The current system reflects human nature. We didn’t built it. It evolved towards it and it will last. Whether we like it or not.

      Let’s be Controversial.

      orentes

      October 14, 2010 at 8:06 am

      • I am pro work, earn, live. Is that capitalism? The law of the strongest applied to capitalism is a pompous way of validating the I wanna have all the toys, medicine, food, etc. and not share. Sounds like not taking social responsibility for others to me, being oblivious to what is needed for the human spirit to evolve. Imagine all the universal possibilities if we find another way of building a future, if everyone were equal, at least to the point of having the basics covered, and then if we want more, we work together! If everyone were selfish, there would be no us to create a better existence, rather it would be strong people fighting against each other, ultimately against themselves.
        I ‘ll have to ponder all this to have a more poignant, valid argument.

        If a disaster came up and everyone for themselves occurred, when it falls and the toys are all gone, and can’t afford the payments cause the savings are tapped, and no jobs b/c a few capitalists are left and controlling n not sharing, and someone has enough food for their family and not others, Yikes what a bunch of convoluted concepts to fathom B4 I really speak more on the subject…! I found the film, GhettoPhysics, it poses some awesome power structures that look at capitalism with no semantics, rather, says it real. Check it out and see the trailers and then get it on DVD when it gets to Belgium.

        featherzzzzz

        October 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm

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  4. To all the above commentors. Blogs can be much better to read if You can keep Your comments simple and to the point. No-one likes to read giant comments when the concept can be conveyed using a not as long comment.

    baby kleidung

    October 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm

  5. Ernest Hemingway~ Theres nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility is being superior to your former self.

    branchenverzeichnis

    October 24, 2010 at 7:44 am

    • That is a gr8 statement and am glad for the Hemingway comment. One of the many battles is this superiority complex that is housed in many souls, a challenge indeedie!

      featherzzzzz

      November 3, 2010 at 11:02 pm

  6. Bertrand Russell~ Man needs for his happiness not only the enjoyment of this or that but hope and enterprise and change.

    branchenverzeichnisse

    November 7, 2010 at 7:20 am


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