Posts Tagged 'Mother Earth'

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.