Capitalism And Morality

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Capitalism and Morality Paul Johnson said in The Capitalism & Morality Debate “Capitalisms, indifference to the notion of moral choices, it is blinded to all other factors: blind to class, race, color, religion, sex, and nationality, creed, good and evil.” The question, if capitalism is morally neutral, is debatable. Every U.S. citizen as a right to their own opinion, according to the United States constitution, their own opinion about capitalism. Every option is based off of a different view point. These viewpoints are from people who are a small business owner, a large corporation manager, or a consumer who may be rich or poor. Capitalism affects everyone in a different way; it affects the quality of life one can have. Capitalism is morally deficient economic system in today’s society because it creates an unequal opportunity for citizens, causes a gap in the economic classes, has reversed the consumer- retailer relationship from a ‘push’ to a ‘pull’, leads to unfair free trading with other countries, and loses jobs for the hard working United States citizens. Capitalism creates an unequal opportunity for citizens to obtain an equal education, equal housing, and equal jobs opportunities in society. A symbolic analyst according to Robert B. Reich, in “Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer” is in support of higher education. People with a higher education are not only able to help save their country, but they are able to help save the world. Providing an equal education for all will help move capitalism in the direction of being moral. If we give everyone, United States citizens and other counties, on equal opportunity to become players in the game of capitalism, then capitalism can become moral. Capitalism cannot become moral if there are no equal opportunities created. Paying all employees the same wages, expecting all employees the
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