Saving Capitalism (Free article where available)

· Jeremy P. Boggess
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Let me be very clear, I believe we currently need capitalism. We need capitalism to stimulate ingenuity, creativity, prevent slothfulness, stimulate livelihoods, et cetera. The simple motivation of the individual to increase their chances or better themselves cannot be lost or ignored either. However, capitalism is under threat. But when I hear people discussing this threat, I rarely hear proponents asking the tough question of how it is possible that some are so susceptible to socialism.

Unfortunately, in the minds of many people, capitalism has moved away from being a reward of motivation to better themselves or their situations, and a means for conquering challenges, encouraging ingenuity, hard work, and industriousness. Instead, it has become perceived as a means of punishment for circumstances beyond their control or for their nonconformity. It has also come to be viewed by some as a perception or justification not to care for fellow humans as much as is needed.

When I was younger, I dreamed of having my own business. So, I worked hard and smart, went to the business college that I could afford, worked a job, took out student loans, and received my degrees. Even though I have long sensed abandoned that dream, I still believe in particular forms of capitalism. Yet, I fear when faced with the same or similar obstacles and experiences, that I have been faced with, younger generations may abandon capitalism. I do not want younger generations to abandon capitalism.

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I believe we must bring back the true opportunity and wonder that is in capitalism. I am not talking about doing for others but removing the impossible obstacles that are placed by others that are not of their own doing. Removing the hand that is pushing down often has more of an effect than giving a hand up.

I also believe capitalism is not exclusively under threat from socialism but from its own worst elements. We must not allow crony capitalism to sour the potential of capitalism. We must not allow some to be judged by separate standards of conduct. We cannot allow dishonor or lies to be justifiable or explained away. The double standards that we act upon, reluctantly accept, or even marginally tolerate today can be easily applied to us tomorrow. In these times we cannot afford for capitalism to become tarnished. Unless we police ourselves, many more may very well begin to abandon it.

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Let me be very clear, I believe we currently need capitalism. We need capitalism to stimulate ingenuity, creativity, prevent slothfulness, stimulate livelihoods, et cetera. The simple motivation of the individual to increase their chances or better themselves cannot be lost or ignored either. However, capitalism is under threat. But when I hear people discussing this threat, I rarely hear proponents asking the tough question of how it is possible that some are so susceptible to socialism.

 

Unfortunately, in the minds of many people, capitalism has moved away from being a reward of motivation to better themselves or their situations, and a means for conquering challenges, encouraging ingenuity, hard work, and industriousness. Instead, it has become perceived as a means of punishment for circumstances beyond their control or for their nonconformity. It has also come to be viewed by some as a perception or justification not to care for fellow humans as much as is needed.

 

When I was younger, I dreamed of having my own business. So, I worked hard and smart, went to the business college that I could afford, worked a job, took out student loans, and received my degrees. Even though I have long sensed abandoned that dream, I still believe in particular forms of capitalism. Yet, I fear when faced with the same or similar obstacles and experiences, that I have been faced with, younger generations may abandon capitalism. I do not want younger generations to abandon capitalism.

 

I believe we must bring back the true opportunity and wonder that is in capitalism. I am not talking about doing for others but removing the impossible obstacles that are placed by others that are not of their own doing. Removing the hand that is pushing down often has more of an effect than giving a hand up.

 

I also believe capitalism is not exclusively under threat from socialism but from its own worst elements. We must not allow crony capitalism to sour the potential of capitalism. We must not allow some to be judged by separate standards of conduct. We cannot allow dishonor or lies to be justifiable or explained away. The double standards that we act upon, reluctantly accept, or even marginally tolerate today can be easily applied to us tomorrow. In these times we cannot afford for capitalism to become tarnished. Unless we police ourselves, many more may very well begin to abandon it.

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