What Does Our Capitalistic Culture Serve The Needs Of The Many?

1028 Words Nov 13th, 2014 5 Pages
Does our capitalistic culture serve the needs of the many, or of the few? Capitalism was a tearing away from the feudalistic society in Europe, and it introduced the middle/working-class besides having just the two structures of the rich and the poor. It offered the opportunity for one to better one 's station through hard-work, perseverance, and ingenuity.

Do we see a progressive society that attempts to apply the ideal set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, or one that fails in this regard? The United States was set upon the principle of the belief that anyone could come here and find equality and an opportunity to make something of his or her life. The Americas as a colony was an escape from the persecution and inequality that was being seen in Europe. America was viewed as a fresh start where one could escape persecution, find quality and make a new prosperous life. The immigrants were here to find equality in religion, politics, and overall way of life and their belief systems. In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson states that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” which sounds like a wonderful set of principles to be based upon. However, it requires that one was work towards and pursue happiness, not that it is a right nor is it freely given. The problem we see with modern society is that people believe…

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