The Pros And Cons Of Capitalism

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The Industrial Revolution, a phenomenon that made America the world power it is today. Luminaries like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and J. P Morgan, men who built the foundations of the industrial age; used cutthroat tactics, double-crossed their allies, and pushed the blue-collar workers to the brink. These men created an empire that overworked the working class, while justifying it by saying, laissez-faire, or “let it be,” causing the government to back down, because it would cause for an inefficient economy. Their primary motivation was to make a profit. They abused the system to the point where the government had to step in; creating the FDA, Unions, and other countless restrictions. Restrictions that are still upheld today, but there is a fine line, and corporations are pushing the barriers. As a Capitalist state the populous are not seen as people; to the corporations, we are seen as dollar signs. Karl Marx, a visionary, a man who lived in a …show more content…
They are focused on maximum wealth, not the individual. It is great for the economy, but in the case of a person’s well-being, it is not the best. Insurance companies, run by corporations, are in charge of a person’s life, someone who has a family, a life can be torn up and thrown away, because some greedy person wanted to save a piece of green paper. A piece of paper, well torn up jeans, rules our lives, rules the world. We as humans are willing to ruin families and will not bat an eyelash, because they may not meet the requirements for insurance. Where in Socialism, health care is universal; the care of a human comes first, then the money second. People can’t think about, how can I get out of helping this person, his surgery is three-hundred thousand? Corporations think like this, and they derive from Capitalism. Time is a priceless thing on this Earth, to take that away from someone is insanity, for a substance that does not have any meaning if our society did not

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