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Capitalism is the greatest source of problems on this planet. By capitalism I mean: "An economic system in which the means of production are privately owned and controlled and which is characterized by competition and the profit motive." These are some reasons for abandoning capitalism.

ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE
Capitalism works on the maxim of "grow or die". If a business loses money it will be destroyed. If it makes money it will expand. There is no other way for capitalism to work. Monopolies will form and control tat part of the market. That causes problems in a world of limited resources. If there is nothing to stop a monopoly from consuming, it will keep going until there is nothing left. In Canada we have anti-monopoly laws but three or four giant corporations will have the same effect. The drive to create profit will destroy this world.

DESTRUCTION OF HUMAN POTENTIAL
When you become a worker in a capitalist society you become a slave. You are a slave that can leave your job but the only way out is self-employment which is not viable for the majority of people. Calling employees slaves is not hyperbole. The hierarchical relationship is ultimately authoritarian and undemocratic. On the job you are told what to think, what to do, and what to say. The time you get off on weekends and in the evening cannot make up for the slavery sustained through the day. Like compulsory schooling, it crushes the spirit and destroys potential.

POVERTY
Poverty is not a recent thing. It has existed as long as the few have controlled the many. Years ago this was the feudal king. Nowadays it is the business elite. The pursuit of profit has resulted in capitalists going to countries with weaker laws and taking advantage of the civilians. Sweatshops are the most visible manifestation of this. Some companies have patented genetic code of common plants and have forbidden farmers in third world countries to grow them without paying royalties. According to those promoting capitalism this is just fine. Milton Friedman said that morals and capitalism should never mix. The profit motive is supreme.

CORRUPTION
Few people realize what power the elite have upon the world. Most people dismiss claims of the elite controlling the world as crackpot conspiracy theories. But in 1933 a group of wealthy business men contacted a retired general to be the leader of a coup against Roosevelt. They were planning on creating a fascist government. While this is an extreme example there are more common examples. Monsanto (Monsatan), one of the most evil companies ever, has been bribing Indonesian government officials. Corruption is caused by companies needing to increase profits and the easiest way is to bribe others who also want to increase profits, namely the common person. Please look up information on Monsanto, if it doesn't convince you of the problems of capitalism you shouldn't be a human.

These are only a few reasons why. Please critique or add more.
09-23-2006 10:25 AM
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