Pages tagged with Capitalism

Is it time to take an entirely different view of capitalism and finance? Here is one such view.
The unfettered greed of capitalists propels them with great frequency to commit criminal acts in order to increase the bottom line.
Paul Krugman calls the punishing austerity being imposed upon Greece "madness." This is the beginning, in this observer's opinion, of the final breakdown and disintegration of the capitalist system as it self-destructs, throwing millions into abject poverty.
One of the major challenges of history is that what we know is taught by those that claimed victory, the truth may have a slightly different twist and history therefore differs according to the class of the person viewing it. With Britain (or more specifically England and Wales) being...
It is beginning to look like we have embarked upon the road to our own extinction.
"History has shown that civilizations have risen, stuck to their core values and then collapsed because they didn't change. That's where we are today." - Professor Will Steffan
Are we at the dawn of a new era? One thing is certain the capitalist system is in a state of collapse, experiencing its death agony, but the truth is capitalism will not simply fade away, it is the duty of the working peoples of the world to bring this vile and corrupt system to an en...
A learned intellect deceived by a young deceitful boy. How can this be?
An essay presenting the views on liberty and law held by Hayek (leading intellectual in 20th century libertarian thought) regarding socialism and the modern welfare state. A review of three chapters in F.A. Hayek's "The Constitution of Liberty" (Chapters 15-17) for one of my universit...
Capitalism and a healthy planet cannot co-exist side by side. The more that capitalism flourishes, the more unhealthy our planetary environment becomes.
We are on a relentless journey with no one with wisdom or clout to guide us. Robots are taking over in subtle ways and we may cease to be the masters of our destiny. The momentum is gathering speed by the day. Nature should be our best guide and when we align with its basics we shoul...
Will the world ever evolve into a society that finally reaches an utopia state?
Though we are aware that greed is negative, we are too caught up with the desire to accumulate wealth beyond our needs. We need a shift in consciousness to re-balance the way we assess a successful life to lead to a society of harmony.
As the wealthiest one percent of Americans are now garnering 95 percent of the economic growth in this nation, we are rapidly descending into third world status.
how our form of capitalism has rendered the majority of the American public incapable of easing their economic and financial woes.
We get pushed into a lifestyle that may not be our inner calling. It serves us well to keep our options open to switch to those by listening to our heart, What matters finally is in following our heart with passion and perseverance even if we fail to achieve our set goals.
After a month of publishing medical articles, I guess it is time to pause and write something different right? I have been reading lots of poetry for the past few days now and I decided to touch that angle of writing. Some of my wikinut friends, after reading this would exclaim "FINAL...
This is the fifth part of a series about capitalism, democracy, and the rights of the individual, which covers the types of nations that we have around the world in the modern era. This definition should be understood as a crucial part of this series, as is the next part, the types of...
Freedom of choice seems such a basic part of human life, yet it is not enshrined within any charter of human rights today. We live in a society that espouses the freedom of choice and points out how people living in other forms of society lack such basic freedoms, yet it is clear that...
In its global expansion and influence it is necessary to question whether this system has now gone too far. Certainly corporations excerpt enormous power and it seems clear that their power is out of proportion, some are larger that mid-sized nations and can bend nations to their wil...
How democratic do you think our system of government is? How can it possibly be democratic when it serves the interests of the capitalist system. Can we ever achieve true democracy? These are all important questions that need to be addressed in the modern era.
The sales of very high-end luxury goods are booming all across the world. Let's take a look at the goodies the uber-rich are consuming these days.
This is about one of the most frightening and disturbing films of our time.
Indeed it is true - the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer, as income inequality is now greater than ever, particularly in the United States.
Greed divides society and dampens unity. We need global cooperation to move towards universal government to live in peace. The basics are falling into place.
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