The Truth about Money and Capitalism “It’s our behaviors with money that can get us into the biggest trouble or lead us into the biggest success”(Ramsey 2011) This is a quote from financial guru Dave Ramsey, and it speaks directly towards how money and capitalism can be our greatest triumph, or our biggest downfall. Capitalism has been getting very bad press in our country lately. The pursuit of wealth and riches has been demonized by the current administration, and by the media covering fringe groups such as the, “Occupy Wallstreet” movement. Competition and work ethic are being replaced by hand outs, and entitlements and Americans being told that being rich is a bad thing. They are being told that winning is a bad thing, and that the rich of our country owe us something. I believe that this attitude is dangerous, and that it discourages people from working hard by putting up false barriers that separate us from the attitude we need to be successful. Capitalism doesn’t corrupt our character like many of the talking heads on MSNBC would have you believe, it simply reveals it. Money is amoral. It doesn’t care what you do with it. It doesn’t make any judgments about whose possession it is in, and it doesn’t care how it gets spent. Mr. Ramsey is a financial coach and founder of a class called, “Financial Peace University”. In this class Mr. Ramsey compares money to a brick, and this is a perfect comparison. A brick doesn’t care if you throw it throw a store window, or build a hospital for children with it. The hands that control the brick influence what it is used for, and the hands that money is in have the same affect. Winning is being discouraged in this country, and having money is winning. They are handing out participation ribbons in all sports, and making sure that every kid gets some kind of a trophy. The line between succeeding and failing is being blurred into everyone being equal. Everyone is not equal, it is reality and people need to know that, especially children. Not everyone is destined to be a professional athlete, or a rock star, but everyone does have the ability to create success in their world, though the definitions of success clearly change from situation to situation, and from person to person. Capitalism is essentially a game of moneymaking. The winner is able to maximize his profits and win the game. Now, this doesn’t mean that
his approval of the ways in which the Clares operate their business by advancing their company’s gain through a continuous string of “gifts” throughout the story.
While Powers shows his opinions about the development of Clare International through the characters of its managing partners, he also shows his opinions about its detrimental effects on the individual through the death of his characters. Resolve is the first to die of the brothers: “The death certificate indicated natural causes. But he…
World War two was quite possibly best captured in Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl”, and the responses it produced by each of the two parties could not have possibly been more contrasted. It was one of the most controversial pieces of literature for its time and helped to inspire and piece together what would eventually become known as the counterculture of the 1960’s. The “beatniks” as they were called would eventually become known as the predecessors to the hippies and the counterculture movement.
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Throughout history, many forms of economic systems and practices have been established and utilized in order to keep a sense of success, prosperity, and equality within a society’s own market. Free markets, capitalism and The Do Nothing Principle create and increase collective and individual wealth. Free Market policies pose a threat to dictatorial governments because dictatorial governments regulate or regulate the supply and demand of a free market. However…
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they act against Putin’s Regime their idealism does not stop there as Vadem Nikitin author of the New York Times article The Wrong Reasons To Support Pussy Riot states “These young people are as contemptuous of capitalism as they are of Putinism. They want freedom from patriarchy, capitalism, religion, conventional morality, inequality and the entire corporate state system”. The groups zany antics may seems easily likeable to western viewers who are desensitized regularly by celebrities like Madonna…
Title: ‘What the bourgeoisie...produces...is its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.’ Consider this statement with reference to the pattern of class struggle that Marx sees appearing under capitalism.
Through my analysis of Marx and Engel’s ‘The Communist Manifesto’ I have come to somewhat agree with their view that in the end the Proletariat always come out on top. It seems to me that it is nothing but a vicious circle . Marx comments that through…
that seems so random: the economy. The economy is an especially high-octane area of emotion; it encourages risk, confidence, and manipulation, among many themes. The idea of emotion can also be analyzed within the article Minsky’s Money Manager Capitalism and the Global Financial Crisis by L. Randall Wray, where Wray argues the recent crisis has been caused by decades of previous bad behavior and ignorant decision making. By examining the works of Randall Wray with Robert Shiller, we can see that…
standpoints of two people, as they may have the same standpoints on the ground of race or gender but at the point of social position (if one, for example, has less money) their standpoints differ. Standpoints are often based on more than one factor, as opinions of people are produced due to their knowledge, experiences and power.
Regarding the issue, Dorothy Smith states that with a feminist movement, some contradictions subsequently emerged but at the same time they “learned to see, act, and speak from…
in a newspaper. There are thousands of angles that can be viewed and researched without prejudice.
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The biggest issues that are in the media today are the opinions that are imported to every single piece of information. Everything has to be debated and debated over and over until you just can’t stand to listen anymore. This to me makes people become less and less interested in discussion topics. From a trend perspective, everything…