Capitalism Versus Communism

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Some may argue that capitalism is a cruel economic system that has been known for the corruption, exploitation of poor people and where greed overcomes anything good. However, the majority will agree that capitalist system is best system in the world of economics. It drives people to do better, as the certain amount of effort will bring the same level of result. There are examples in the history where individual’s wealth was affected by the corporate greed, but with the government regulations history will not repeat itself the same way. Capitalism is all about choices and these choices are made based on the amount of economic benefit we receive at the end of the trade.
The connection between the right to own property and the individual liberty has always been emphasized by classical liberalism. Whatever man produces through his honest work, through his own efforts, or what he acquires through voluntary trade with others must be considered rightfully his. The idea behind the free markets is to allow each individual to use his own knowledge and his abilities to improve financial freedom, and based on the knowledge and ability some men may generate more wealth then the others. When the founding fathers agreed that all men are created equal, the liberty, they thought, would come before the equality. The capitalism may not deliver equal earnings for everybody; it does provide an equal opportunity to earn higher income (EBeling p.607). In “A Capitalist Conception of Justice”, Irving Kristol wrote that capitalism “delivers many good things but, on the whole, economic equality is not one of them…..Rather, capitalism has always stood for equality of economic opportunity, reasonably understood to mean absence of official barriers to economic opportunity” (Irving p.215) The correlation between individual’s rights to property and personal freedom is what makes the capitalist…...

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