Examples Of Capitalism In America

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Capitalism America enjoys many things as a result of hard work by our forefathers. Some of these indulgences are freedom, liberty, a fair legal system, a free enterprise economy, and capitalism. Capitalism: an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, esp. as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth. In basic terms, it is a system in which people can independently create their own success. This economic system is crucial to America’s freedom and economy, and is what this country was founded on and has thrived under since the founding of the United States. On the horizon of…show more content…
Give everyone with their hand out a piece of bread. Now that they have this piece of bread, they’ll obviously get a job and better our economy. That doesn’t make much sense, and yet a certain political party in America (let it be known that this is just a portion of the party, not everyone) seems to think that this is a novel idea because everyone deserves “opportunity.” Giving people money is not rewarding them with opportunity. It’s much like a rocking chair: it gives them something to do but in the end they are still where they were. The systems in this country like Welfare were intended to be temporary, or to help those who are unable to take care of themselves. To help people get on their feet. As the country ages it has become a source of income, or a crutch that is never removed. The welfare system (and similar systems) has been taken advantage of. Instead of reforming them, the populous that uses this “opportunity” has become so dependent on it that it isn’t enough and now our government is increasing these “opportunities” while America sits in the largest deficit it has ever been in. To really grant them opportunity, they need to be given jobs. However, on the same side of this token we are taxing the employers and cutting down on their funds. This gets rid of jobs; it doesn’t create jobs. It is much like the saying: “give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but if you teach him to fish he’ll eat forever.” Bono from U2 had the right idea. He would go to villages in Africa and instead of giving them food or money (a ”handout”), he would look at what the tribe was good at, like crafts and such. Then he would give them the resources necessary to market their goods. Nowhere in this scenario did he offer them a handout. He taught them how to create their own success. This is capitalism. Had he given them money, chances are they would have spent it in a hurry on things that they don’t really need, and wind up in a situation asking themselves,

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