Saving Capitalism (A free article wherever possible)

Saving Capitalism (A free article wherever possible)

by Jeremy Boggess
Saving Capitalism (A free article wherever possible)

Saving Capitalism (A free article wherever possible)

by Jeremy Boggess

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Let me be very clear, I believe we currently need capitalism. We need capitalism to stimulate ingenuity, creativity, prevent slothfulness, stimulate livelihoods, et cetera. The simple motivation of the individual to increase their chances or better themselves cannot be lost or ignored either. However, capitalism is under threat. But when I hear people discussing this threat, I rarely hear proponents asking the tough question of how it is possible that some are so susceptible to socialism.

Unfortunately, in the minds of many people, capitalism has moved away from being a reward of motivation to better themselves or their situations, and a means for conquering challenges, encouraging ingenuity, hard work, and industriousness. Instead, it has become perceived as a means of punishment for circumstances beyond their control or for their nonconformity. It has also come to be viewed by some as a perception or justification not to care for fellow humans as much as is needed.

When I was younger, I dreamed of having my own business. So, I worked hard and smart, went to the business college that I could afford, worked a job, took out student loans, and received my degrees. Even though I have long sensed abandoned that dream, I still believe in particular forms of capitalism. Yet, I fear when faced with the same or similar obstacles and experiences, that I have been faced with, younger generations may abandon capitalism. I do not want younger generations to abandon capitalism.

I believe we must bring back the true opportunity and wonder that is in capitalism. I am not talking about doing for others but removing the impossible obstacles that are placed by others that are not of their own doing. Removing the hand that is pushing down often has more of an effect than giving a hand up.

I also believe capitalism is not exclusively under threat from socialism but from its own worst elements. We must not allow crony capitalism to sour the potential of capitalism. We must not allow some to be judged by separate standards of conduct. We cannot allow dishonor or lies to be justifiable or explained away. The double standards that we act upon, reluctantly accept, or even marginally tolerate today can be easily applied to us tomorrow. In these times we cannot afford for capitalism to become tarnished. Unless we police ourselves, many more may very well begin to abandon it.

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BN ID: 2940162363521
Publisher: Jeremy P. Boggess
Publication date: 02/19/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 97 KB

About the Author

Ever since Jeremy Boggess was a small child, he has felt that there would be a chain of events set in motion and that his task would be to help us all through those changes.
He was born in 1971 in the United States of America, and in 2016 moved to Europe. In the 2000’s he ran for the Idaho Senate several times as an independent with a desire to make a positive contribution to the lives of people. In 2008, while running for office, he self-published his first book of philosophical observations, Thoughts & Responsibilities. He graduated from Boise State University and Lewis-Clark State College with business degrees. Additionally, since childhood, he has studied philosophy and sociology because of his concern for the future of humankind.

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