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What is the greatest aspect of Capitalism?

What is the greatest aspect of Capitalism?

October 4, 2023

Question: What is the greatest aspect of Capitalism?

 Answer: Well, politically the greatest aspect is its protection of individual rights. The justification of government in a capitalist economy is; it protects an individual's freedom to live their lives how they want, do business how they want, keep the fruits of their labor, and consume them as they judge.

 If we zoom out more broadly, beyond the role of government to capitalist society, I'd say the greatest aspect is not just the freedom that people enjoy, but the fact that capitalist societies unleash incredible productive power and creative energy enabling their participants to live in prosperity, beyond much of human imagination through history. 

 As well as fostering a social ethic, I would say, of peaceful interaction, voluntary trade, and a kind of tolerance; if we can't make a deal we're just going to go our separate ways.

Stephen Hicks Ph.D.
About the author:
Stephen Hicks Ph.D.

Stephen R. C. Hicks is a Senior Scholar for The Atlas Society and Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University. He is also the Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford University.

他是《推理的藝術:邏輯分析讀物》(W. W. Norton & Co.,1998)、《解釋後現代主義:從盧梭到福柯的懷疑主義和社會主義》(Scholargy,2004)、《尼采與納粹》(奧卡姆剃刀,2010)、《創業生活》(CEEF,2016)、《自由主義的利弊》(康納·考特,2020)、《藝術:現代、後現代和超越》(與邁克爾·紐伯里合著,2021)和《八大教育哲學》的作者 (2022). 他曾在《商業道德季刊》、《形而上學評論》和《華爾街日報》上發表文章。他的著作已被翻譯成20種語言。




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