Saturday, November 19, 2011

What capitalism hath wrought

A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
- Charles F. Kettering, inventor and engineer (1876-1958)

Whenever someone dares to challenge the capitalist ideology that so many people hold dear, people often point out the good that has been done under capitalism’s watch. The underlying assumption is that people are essentially lazy bums who don’t want to do anything, and that the only reason we have made any advancements is because we’re bribing them with money. They point to all our modern technologies and say “This! This is what capitalism has given you - so be grateful, dammit!”