Re: New Government?

Cynthia (
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 08:26:22 -0700

"O'Regan, Emlyn" wrote:

> > In capitalism, money is a reward you get for doing things for other
> > people.
> > And how much you get is up to you. If you work hard and do things that
> > benefit
> > a lot of people (i.e. do things that people are willing to pay for), you
> > can
> > get rich.
> >
> Or you can manipulate the loopholes in the system (provided you have enough
> buy in) to get wealthy by doing nothing for other people, or even by
> disadvantaging other people.

No system is perfect. I was just pointing out that if you want a system that encourages people to help each other out, capitalism does it. And it does so voluntarily, by providing incentives for people to find new and creative ways to do things that benefit other people.