So, Is Capitalism REALLY God-Ordained??
It has to be.
No other economic system has raised the standard of living for so many people worldwide…
When I say “capitalism,” I mean a full, pure, uncontrolled, unregulated laissez-faire capitalism—with a separation of state and economics, in the same way and for the same reasons as the separation of Church and state.
In a Capitalist society, no man or group may initiate the use of physical force against others. The only function of the government is to protect us from physical force and protect our rights.
In a Capitalist society, all human relationships are voluntary. We are free to cooperate or not, to deal with one another or not, as our own individual judgments, convictions, and interests dictate. We deal with one another only in terms of and by means of reason. By means of discussion, persuasion, and contractual agreement, by voluntary choice to mutual benefit.
The right to agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial. It is the institution of private property that protects and implements the right to disagree. That keeps the road open to our most valuable attribute: our God given creativity and talent.
Capitalism demands the best of every one and rewards them accordingly. It leaves every one free to choose the work we like, to specialize in it, to trade products for the products of others, and to go as far on the road of achievement as our ability and ambition will carry us.
Capitalism has been called a system of selfishness, yet it is the only system that drew men to unite on a large scale into great countries, and peacefully cooperate across national boundaries, while all the collectivist, internationalist, One-World systems are splitting the world into divisions. When Capitalism was least controlled it gave mankind the longest period of peace in history. A time during which there were no wars involving the entire civilized world. From the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815 to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. We can say that Capitalism is the economic system of peace.
Capitalism has been called a system of greed, yet it is the system that raised the standard of living of its poorest citizens to heights no collectivist system has ever begun to equal…
Capitalism has been called nationalistic, yet it is the only system that banished ethnicity, and made it possible, in the United States, for men of various, formerly antagonistic nationalities to live together in peace.
Capitalism has been called cruel, yet it brought such hope, progress and general good will that the young people of today, who have not seen it, find it hard to believe.
Capitalism does not tell us to suffer, but to pursue enjoyment and achievement. Capitalism does not tell us to serve and sacrifice, but to produce and profit. Capitalism does not preach passivity, humility and resignation, but independence, self-confidence, self-reliance and, above all, Capitalism does not permit anyone to expect or demand the unearned.
In all human relationships private or public, spiritual or material, social or political or economic or moral…Capitalism requires that men be guided by the principle of justice.
God Bless Capitalism :extrahappy: