Capitalism Creates Social Justice | Opinion Newsweek Opinion Dinesh D'Souza

Some of the people that complain the most about President Trump, are some of the same people trying to get him MORE power (although they try not to put it that way).

They frequently use partial truths to push their socialist nanny state agenda.

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I really don’t believe capitalism creates social justice, at least not the way it is working in our society today. In fact, I’d be willing to say the opposite, that it creates social injustice for many. Maybe not as much as socialism or communism but we’ve had capitalism in this country since the start of it (I think but not absolutely sure) and we still have the poor (maybe not quite as many), the middle class blue collar person still works his/her butt off for a so so wage while the owner rakes in the big bucks. I don’t mind the fact that the owner rakes in the big bucks but the worker needs to make more money (without having to do twice as much work or getting another job) for his/her labor. We can do this but we choose not to because of ignorant people who don’t see the plight of the blue collar worker.

Look at the restaurant business, they don’t hire enough people to keep the place clean and orderly. That doesn’t help them sell their food so they keep their restaurants so so clean. Same with hotel changes. Look at places like Amazon, Wal-Mart, UPS, the Airlines, Government organizations, fruit farms, meat industry they keep the least amount of people staffed to do the work for the day. Custodial work goes by the wayside because it doesn’t sell their products. Secretarial work goes by the wayside because it doesn’t sell their product. Human relations goes by the wayside because it doesn’t sell their product. The more you sell and the less you have to hire, the more money we make, right? Wrong. Because everyone is in fear of the next market crash or pandemic, or disaster. So we hoard (mainly those at the top). The trickle in trickle down economics dries up because we remember the previous disaster for a long time coming.

I’ll say it once again - we need to separate peoples pay from the profit of the company or organization. You economist please get to work and stop worrying about inflation. You guys are smart enough to come up with a better solution for our day and age.

In order to answer to the usual diversionary tactics of Leftists, here’s the first thing:

D’Souza, 57, pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud after donating $20,000 to New York politician Wendy Long, a Republican, during her Senate race in 2012. He was indicted two years later, in January 2014, for using a “straw donor,” a person who makes illegal contributions to a campaign in the names of others, to make the donation.

Big deal.

As a result, D’Souza was sentenced to five years probation, eight months in a “community confinement center,” weekly counseling sessions and given a $30,000 fine.
He and Long have been friends since their college days.

D’Souza had written negative books about President Obama, “Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream”, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage”, and others prior to being indicted during Obama’s Presidency.

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No, capitalism does not create social justice. Social justice is an effort of people for the common good of society. Read the social encyclicals.

Capitalism respects property rights, freedom to choose what you want to buy, and incentive to produce. Free markets are the best known weapons against poverty.

Socialism and communism, on the other hand, never work, like in Venezuela, Soviet Union, Cuba… They disrespect property rights, and the government controls the source and means of production. The ruling class becomes wealthy, but there is a large class of the poor.

(Normally, I would be all over this topic, but I can’t be everywhere.)

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Markets that are free of a sort are. But we’ve never had a truly free market. There has always been government collusion with business that enriched some at the expense of others. Ironically this process also led to vast economic growth and the enrichment of many in time.

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You are correct that crony capitalism does unfairly choose winners and losers, at the expense of others.

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Certainly capitalism has a much better historic record than socialism for the ‘allowing’ of a just , free and rich society. The main question is how does it do this.

I would like to see more Dinesh on this forum. He is very good at researching facts and statistics and i think his prosecution was politically motivated.

I will not respond to activists posting in bad faith.

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Is this the same Dinesh D’Souza that got fired from being a President of an evangelical college because he was having an affair?

Yes, but… it was discovered that he had checked into a hotel at a conference with a woman whom he introduced as his fiancee, but he said he has been separated for two years from his wife, and he and the woman had separate rooms.

I was surprised to learn he converted to Evangelicalism from Catholicism.

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So, he’s both a felon and an adulterer? Well, then he is well worth listening to. I hope the Catholicism conversion works out for them, but I don’t really care what he has to say based on his pathetic track record as a partisan before this. It may be uncharitable, but it looks like someone moving onto his next con.

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