Gotta play the game to change the game. Capitalism: the good bits.

For once, I shall endorse capitalism. There are, funnily enough, a couple benefits to private wealth and property as well as acquisition or saved capital, professionalism, motivation, brand, service provided, quality (& its control), as well as philanthropy and healthy competition incentives. The pursuit of wealth also, at times, drives innovation and inventions born within capitalism, they can be beneficial to both society and the consistent need to make money; or to survive. Constant creation, and destruction.

Facebook is a good example of an innovative design fora simple use: connectivity. One can now communicate with distant friendsall across the globe. World connectivity has benefits of shared culture, less cultural ignorance and a breeding ground for collaboration and business links.Personal relations often develop out of professional ones, so nations doing well in the free market can become affable,and relations between nations can thus be less problematic (eg easier treaties/alliances and co-operation). The entreupeuner, their power and influence, can also be beneficial:  Zuckerberg has become a role model: phlanthropy, CEO lifestyle, time management, composure etc. Zuckerberg also personifies a couple decent traits: he’s modest but wealthy: drives a 2 litre GTI (found here: http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-is-worth-20-billion–and-he-drives-this-30000-hatchback-2014-1?IR=T) and he and his wife have a healthy relationship; as well as support they at times jointly approach work too: she had a lot of shares in Fb too & they jointly sold them for charitable purposes (found here: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/video/2015/dec/02/mark-zuckerberg-and-wife-pledge-99-per-cent-facebook-fortune-charity-video). His accomplishments, persistence and general maintance is good for others’ enerfgy, drive and motivation.

 

Capital is a good incentive for productivity, and market responsiveness. Broadly speaking, consumers get what they want: this can be good,as exemplified in a recent ‘green revolution’ whereby TNCs are making products more environmentally friendly and streamlining product/supply chains to reduce carbon footprints, and price is again in general determined by value or perceived value (based on supply demand, quality, aesthetic) so something by apple is to be fair good quality and will last you a while hence is a decent investment for both userability, ease of access and a quality long lasting phone that does more than just the basic functions.

It’s tough to make it: it kinda shows u have a certain grit and formulae if you’ve made money: a social construct to replace survival of the fittest in a way: i also don’t really believe Capitalism is a zero sum game so you can benefit yourself and then with that capital start new projects that potentially employ and give capital to friends and family, u can help out around the house/buy groceries etc. And, everyone can eat if they just find their angle/lane. Also, it can facilate progress, as i define it, as being better than the me of yesterday: having a bit more money in the bank means i can get more gifts and be presentable at work too with fresher suits etc.

From the wallet to the heart: money, and the growth of wealth, in my opinion reinforces character traits already there: if you’re altruistic then more money means more means to support charities and fund their efforts. Also, can be part of a customer base which ensures a local family pays the bills and many businesses provide a key part in the community: from the atmosphere at the pub to the convenient goods and friendliness at the corner shop.

Reap what you sow: if you’ve worked hard and have finally achieved the credibility to land a good job. Then a profitable and capitalistic company may well be one which provides a conducive working environment: you meet cool colleagues who you can network and or start other projects with, learn a lot from people you meet and the people at work can have a butterfly effect type causation on some decisions you make. And profitable companies often attract the best and brightest hence it’s a melting pot for young, energetic like-minded people to have an impact and maximise creativity.

 

R.C.

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