Capitalism: a Moral and Just System

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Capitalism is the world’s dominant economic system. It can be defined as the unfettered pursuit of profit dependent on the belief that success is attainable to anyone and is based on personal autonomy and responsibility. Its rival, Socialism, involves the sharing of wealth and promotion of equality through increased taxation of the wealthy and redistribution of funds in the form of policy and programs designed to assist in the creation of equality. In theory, Socialism seems to be the most fair and honest of the two ideologies, however in practice this is not the case. Although Capitalism has a reputation of being harsh and corrupt, it is clear that it is the most moral and just economic system.
The equality attained through Socialism would not be possible without the pilfering of funds from the working class. It is a system that condones lethargy and is built on “envy and self-sacrifice” ( ). In contrast, Capitalism a nonpartisan system based on hard-work and an “every man for himself” mindset. This economic system creates ideal citizens, and does not tolerate laziness. Success and wealth is used as an incentive to work hard. In a Capitalist state, freedom is ever-present, and every man has the ability to make his own decisions. Not only is Capitalism beneficial to society, but it is also ideal for the betterment of the economy.
The writings of Karl Marx seem virtuous and honorable at first glance, but when one looks farther into his words, they are not what they seem. “If we have chosen the position in life in which we can most of all work for mankind, no burdens can bow us down, because they are sacrifices for the benefit of all; then we shall experience no petty, limited, selfish joy, but our happiness will belong to millions, our deeds will live on quietly but perpetually at work, and over our ashes will be shed the hot tears of noble people.” ( )…...

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