The Enlightened Capitalist: Does Profit Equate with Worker Degradation as Some So-Called Progressive Activists Claim?
Understanding EEPPSA (efficiency, effectiveness, precision, productivity, and self-awareness)
I am a bit of a tortured soul. I live with a socialist heart and a capitalist mind. Never having been a big fan of rigid ideological thinking I don’t believe it serves anyone nor the world to claim that I am one or the other.
Those who say that capitalism hurts workers because businesses make more money by selling things than they pay the workers who make the things, I say “You are right on many levels and yet you are a bit delusional about how humans are hard-wired”. The competitive element that seems so part of humans, cannot be eliminated by a smile some so-called progressive neo-Marxist pseudo-Psycho-babble or nice-sounding ideology.
And just to make sure you understand what I am saying, I’m not some Fox News, Tucker Carlson, alt-right ideologue. I am a dyed in the wool progressive and have been since the Vietnam War. I am also a businessperson with many very happy immigrant employees.
Most capitalist societies have embraced much that socialism has to offer including social security public assistance for the poor and universal medical care. Fox News probably offers medical insurance for its staff. SOCIALIST FOX NEWS?
Doctrinaire socialists and Marxists also argue society would be more efficient if people thought less about competing against one another for their own interests and thought more of working together for the overall good of society. Another argument is that each person has a right to basic needs (such as food and shelter). Within capitalism, sometimes people might not get everything they need to live.
In the end, it was capitalism that produced much of the technology that has made life easier for many workers and their families. Many former socialist countries in the 21st century have given up the ideological game and simply function as capitalist societies under a veil of socialism while offering safety nets to the poor so that they survive even if not “prospering.”
I would say this is a good thing.
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The Enlightened Capitalist: An Introduction To How The World Really Works
Mastering the art and science of EEPPSA (efficiency, effectiveness, precision, productivity, and self-awareness)
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Researchers in game theory have won over twenty Noble Prizes. The movie A Beautiful Mind is about the life of John Nash, one of the pioneers in game theory.
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The Source of this Story
This story was created from my seminar notes for (Harrison’s Applied Game Theory). To follow all of my extended Great Game Theory Guide postings and stories, check out the Table of Contents for the first few Medium.com postings at:
Lewis Harrison’s Great Game Theory Guide — Table of Contents
· Introduction to the On-Going Series
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