In Defense of Capitalism: What it is and what it is not

Red Millennial

Capitalism has been one of the greatest achievements of mankind. It is a non-zero sum game where all can participate and gain something. The constant attacks on capitalism as being “exploitative” are unfounded, as true capitalism exploits no person. It is a voluntary exchange of goods and services in a system of free interaction. There is no economic system more beneficial and moral than capitalism.

This may not sit well with many people in today’s world though. People are now molded to think that capitalism is an evil that must be purged from our society.

“We are the 99%!”

“Corporations are destroying America!”

“They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.”

“They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.”

If one name comes to mind, and that name is Occupy…

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