PSbyJD: It’s done so much for human well-being, but it’s far from perfect. Will capitalism as we know it evolve into something new? (REPOST/REBLOG)

CAPITAL QOUTE:

“There is no such thing a TRUE Capitalism as it is just an idea like the idea of utopia, but such as dream pursued correctly will result in profit” – JD Morris 20210530

Machinery which is not used is not capital.” – Karl Marx, Theories of Surplus Value

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Nearly 250 years ago, the economist and philosopher Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of Nations, in which he described the birth of a new form of human activity: industrial capitalism. It would lead to the accumulation of wealth beyond anything that he and his contemporaries could have imagined.

Capitalism has fuelled the industrial, technological and green revolutions, reshaped the natural world and transformed the role of the state in relation to society. It has lifted innumerable people out of poverty over the last two centuries, significantly increased standards of living, and resulted in innovations that have radically improved human well-being, as well as making it possible to go to the Moon and read this article on the internet.

However, the story is not universally positive. In recent years, capitalism’s shortcomings have become ever-more apparent. Prioritizing short-term profits for individuals has sometimes meant that the long-term well-being of society and the environment has lost out – especially as the world has faced the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change. And as political unrest and polarisation around the world have shown, there are growing signs of discontent with the status quo. In one 2020 survey by the marketing and public relations firm Edelman, 57% of people worldwide said that “capitalism, as it exists today, does more harm than good in the world”

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Author: JDM

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