Posts Tagged 'capitalism'

Profit-making and Profit-taking

Capitalism in the field of science speaks primarily to the acquisition of money, not the distribution of it.  Money, being amoral, is just concerned with completing the transaction or giving to the receiver the money given with no concern for who or what the receiver is.  In the past, those who have acquired money have kept it to themselves, falsely believing that they were entitled to all of it.

Ideally, people become capitalists when they have an idea and want to develop it, when they see a need and want to fill  it, (both of these things being organic because the human being is organic), while at the same time understanding that when they reach that original goal there might be some very considerable monetary reward for it – in that order.  The belief system, the morality of a country as a whole has to support that understanding and meaning of capitalism.

When the meaning of capitalism is distorted into a belief system that metaphorically allows all of the monetary proceeds to go to the single mind that conceived the original goal, there is a problem because always there are other components to the execution of it, consisting of other people active in actualizng it and Mother Earth if her resources have been utilized.  Every component of the transaction has its own organic integrity and deserves its own monetary return.

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The Philosophic Foundation of Capitalism

Refer to There Are No Enemies,  a Practical Philosophy of Life

Profit-making by itself is not a-moral as money is.  In business, human profit-making is the fruit of one’s labor in some certain proportion to the capital invested in a business but always inextricably connected to a human being  One human being’s proportional profit making has an organic relationship to the workings of the universe.  In other words, the human mind’s ingenuity + the capital invested in a project does warrant a calculable amount of profit which is organic and not anarchic.  Money as some form of reward for human effort that goes far beyond the norm or the fruits of one’s individual labor, is the foundation of capitalism in its most effective sense.  The difficulty lies in respectng the integrity of the components of a business transaction as well as the proportionality of the reward.  Without an understanding and a philosophy of money, excesses have occurred which have shaped the progress of our civilization and mutilated the humanity of it.  More to follow on this.