Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Capitalism

Capitalists help people at least three ways. They provide a service or product that is so good people will pay them money for it.  It is a voluntary exchange for both parties.  Both parties feel they benefit from the exchange and so they perform the transaction.

Capitalists provide employment to people who work for them so they can provide for their families.  While employment for others is not an end for capitalists, it is one of the results of capitalist behavior.  People are needed to run the factories and sell the products, in return they receive a payment for their services.

Capitalists provide a reasonable rate of return on the investment to those who invested in their business.  If the business does not provide a reasonable rate of return to the investor, they are free to sell their stock on the free market and receive all or a portion of their money back.  Economic freedom is an important part of political freedom; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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