Brant Gaede Posted October 11, 2009 Share Posted October 11, 2009 (edited) Problem is, what is labeled as a looter and moocher by what people? For example, a capitalist who draws profit from the plight of others by exploiting third-world children to work for him in a sweatshop may well be regarded as a 'looter' or 'moocher' by a communist.Rand's rose-colored view of unbridled capitalism as the source of all good would deserve some premise-checking too. For is always "good for whose interests?".You mean provide paying work for people who would otherwise starve to death? Some exploitation that is.Ba'al Chatzaf Of course it is exploitaiton, for they they are paid just enough not to starve so that the capitalist can draw profit from work for which he would have to pay far more in other countries. Don't delude yourself: would you think it was fair if your child had to work for a multimillionaire in sweat shop?A lot of children are treated much worse than this. It mostly comes out of lack of freedom--freedom: a subjective value choice?--and constitutes a transitioning to better things if there is also a transition to increasing freedom. Capitalism is a consequence of freedom and if something seems wrong with capitalism the wrong can usually be found in inappropriate use of government either in violating human rights or not properly protecting them. An example of the latter is the "tragedy of the commons."--Brant Edited October 11, 2009 by Brant Gaede Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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