A few highlights from Mark’s recent conversations about Capitalism. Click through to see the context and join in.
Capitalism is the ‘system’ of compete liberty; which is the only system that can innovate…@MarkRPellegrino
Capitalism is what makes ‘poor’ a relative term. So much so that the middle class in America are the richest 1% in the world. Capitalism puts a supercomputer in the palm of your hand, makes food cheap and accessible, cures diseases…
The power of capitalism to transform humanity is almost self-evident, but because it was rejected by the elites, it’s never gotten the credit it deserves.@MarkRPellegrino
Capitalism doesn’t hold need as a moral primary. It holds individual happiness as a moral goal… and The elites HATE that… because happy people are independent… regardless of how the elites (politicians, academics etc) dress up their ideas it all amounts to 2) the elites wanting you to be dependent on them. This is why determinism is hip. Why ‘science’ is claiming you have no free will. If you’re determined by external forces and can’t really choose or think or know… you need someone who can… them.@MarkRPellegrino
[Capitalism] is what dragged humanity out of perpetual poverty (remember for thousands of years EVERYONE was poor) but the ethical focus of capitalism is considered evil by those who command the heights of our culture.@MarkRPellegrino
No one says that anyone should be ‘foisted off’ just that need does not preclude the rights of others. It doesn’t subordinate choice, compel associations, it doesn’t impose duties. You still have to respect that others can say no.@MarkRPellegrino
We approve of retaliatory force not initiated force. We pay the police, courts and army for retaliatory force for the purpose of delegating force to agents bound by explicit rules (ideally) so that reason prevails at all levels of RETALIATORY force. We don’t approve of ANY initiated force under ANY circumstances. There is ZERO moral justification for initiating force against innocent people.@MarkRPellegrino