The Perils In Capitalism

Capitalism consists of the means of production (tools, machines, plants etc.) that contributes to or enhances productive human work and, from that, to the improvement of human life.  Capitalism is a healthy, core economic function.

There is nothing inherently destructive in the function of capitalism.  However, since the emotional plague of human beings is attracted to centers of power, it is strongly attracted to and destructive of capitalism.  In general, the emotional plague’s mode of attack on capitalism depends on the socio-political character structure of plague ridden individuals.  Those on the political right express the plague in them through destructive economic behavior such as greed (crony capitalism), theft, colluding with legislators and bureaucrats to disrupt the marketplace and so on.  Those on the political left express hostility toward capitalism defensively through their intellect. Their support in enacting  socialistic legislation is to destroy the marketplace.  Their goal is to  transfer the function of capitalism and the center of power from the private sector (private capitalism) to the State ( state capitalism). (Successful entrepreneurs belonging on the political left do not support capitalism because of their fear of physical expression of aggression and competitiveness in the marketplace.)

These different ways that the emotional plague attacks the function of capitalism allows both the left and the right to blame each other. By so doing they avoid looking within at their own destructive behavior.  The existence of the plague and it’s destructiveness  continues to be unnoticed while the core function of capitalism-improving people’s standard of living when not interfered with by armored humans-remains ignored.

2 Comments

  1. Dr. Konia, what is the functional relationship between capitalism and work democracy?

    • Capitalism is a core function in the economic realm. Work democracy is a core function in the deeper, more inclusive bio-social realm.


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