The grafting of a moral component to the capitalist concern of self – interest is a cheap trick (who isn’t for morality?), but many have bought it without question. How is it that Capitalism (composed of one group of Individuals), as a “moral” system, holds no responsibility for the incredibly damaging and life – threatening effects it produces for this planet and the larger group of Individuals living on it?
The Myth of Liberty
Capitalism is not only an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, and it is not only a system based on private ownership and generating profits for the “free market” and “investors.” It is actually a functioning Religion, as well.
As a Religion, Capitalism provides many of the same features and benefits any metaphysical system could conceive. It deals entirely in matters of Faith, worship and beliefs in a Supreme Being (of sorts). There are Narratives that are passed down from written books written centuries ago by Priests and Prophets, who created expansive systems of economic theologies which believers take as proof of their God’s existence and Truth of the nature of Reality. There are several main beliefs that have been given a metaphysical status within Capitalism, although we’ll only touch upon a few. It is…
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