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Is capitalism a sustainable economic system for human society?

  • Yes, Thanks to Technology

    It is only by technological progress that we will be able to sustain the world's quickly growing population and no economic system can create as much research and development as capitalism. Not only is growth sustainable thanks to technological development, but capitalism is an absolute necessity for the survival of the human race.

  • Capitalism is self correcting

    Capitalism is self correcting. It solves all the problems it creates and solves for every one of them. There's no reason to turn away from this system. The only reason I would think capitalism is bad is because it harms the environment, however it solves for the problems it creates. There's no better alternative.

  • capitalism is sustainable

    Three united states is the biggest reason no where has a country gained as much wealth. The cold war explains it all why did the Soviet union fail yet the united states still here? Here anyone can do what ever they want and have the silty to make their dreams come true nothing is guaranteed except you have the shot.

  • Yes

    Economic systems based on free and open markets and private enterprise have been shown, time and time again, to be far superior to systems with heavy state intervention in the economy.

    This is simply what history has shown. However, economic theory explains why this would be so. Time has a way of making classical economic theory look better.

  • Yes.

    We are always materialistic. We only get lazy when we don't get results for work (socialism). Capitalism gives us incentives to work and , therefore, increases productivity and demand. Some books:
    "Freedomnomics" John Lott
    "Debacle" Noriquist and Lott
    And anything by Friedman
    Capitalism works, and that's a fact. Even when looking into the other side, I just can't see how capitalism has failed.

  • In theory? Yes, in Practice? Not as it is now

    Right now we are living on a dying world. Capitalism has devolved our people into increasingly materialistic and selfish lazy people. In theory, as long as there are consumers it is sustainable, free and competitive. In reality, it leads to outsourcing for cheap labor, people being laid off, the Earth being exploited and destroyed without thought to future generations and recessions that affect multiple countries across the globe.

  • As Long as There Are Consumers

    Capitalism is a sustainable economic system and it has been for thousands of years. The key is to give consumers what they want and give them stuff to buy. As long as there are consumers with money, there will be capitalism on this planet. Capitalism encourages competition and keeps prices low, which benefits all consumers who try to discern the best deals in a free market economy.

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  • Not in its current state

    I do have hope for the future of capitalism but without a morally strong government willing to introduce the necessary regulations natural human greed will doom the economy and the environment. The current version of capitalism being practiced by most of the western world allows private corporations to have too much power over politicians and based on the state of the world today they have no qualms about abusing that power for personal gain. The separation of church and state is meant to ensure that politicians decisions are not influenced by personally held religious beliefs, likewise there should be a separation of money and state so that their decisions are based on what's best for the people they serve who re-elect them rather than the big money donors who fund them

  • We have limited resources.

    Capitalism assumes that there aren't a limited number of resources on our planet, when there are. If we view Capitalism outside of a vacuum, and through a realistic lens, we see the flaws in the machine. Capitalism relies on growth, and there can only be a certain amount of growth before there is decline. The only variation is when we reach this point of inevitable economic decline.

  • It is obviously not

    Any model that assumes infinite growth on one planet with finite resources is doomed.
    Why do we produce all these things we don't need? We should just focus on the what we really need and make that well, and do this without enslaving people (or other animals), just by building machines and robots (which is what we do now anyway). I would love to live in a world where I can focus on my happiness and that of the people around me instead of having to struggle to get the things I need to survive

  • It is obviously not

    Any model that assumes infinite growth on one planet with finite resources is doomed.
    Why do we produce all these things we don't need? We should just focus on the what we really need and make that well, and do this without enslaving people (or other animals), just by building machines and robots (which is what we do now anyway). I would love to live in a world where I can focus on my happiness and that of the people around me instead of having to struggle to get the things I need to survive

  • It is a system of greed with those luckily enough to reach the top have no conscience or time for the less fortunate

    For example, the current UK government taking away from the less fortunate and giving it to the wealthy few. This include a reduction in corporation taxes from 24% to 18%; government subsidises; a reduction in NIS; a reduction in inheritance taxes: forcing welfare benefit claimants to work for multimillion pounds companies for as little as £2.17 per hour in lieu of their £50.00 per week benefits just to name a few.

    The same capitalist government thinks that a two bedroom home is too big for a single person, a sick or disabled poor person who claim welfare benefits is a scrounger and should be treated as a fraud, etc.

  • Capitalism is just passing stage from feudalism. Social elements are increasing & the (capitalism is giving up) world is gradually moving to next stage.

    Eg. Nordic countries, China, Australia etc.
    Best example is Yugoslavia with the most advanced open socialist system. After external pressure to privatise & de balance the system, the separation brought less happiness & prosperity to majority of the population.
    Technological advancement helps more informed transparent societies to have better social inclusive systems.
    Informed smart people cannot tolerate income imbalance too long.

  • Capitalism is inherently unsustainable.

    Capitalism is inherently unsustainable because the pursuit of profit rests on the exploitation of natural resources and workers. Unless we begin to value the future of people and the environment over the wanton accumulation of wealth by an incredibly privileged class, we cannot have a sustainable society. How much more debt can the financial system take as wages stagnate?

  • It's a Scarcity Based System!

    The present money system is scarcity based. It's built into the design of the currency and the banking system. For Capitalism to be sustainable you would have to be redesign the money system to work on demurrage instead of interest and you would have to democratize the control of money. When we do that - we are likely to no longer call it Capitalism as it will be totally unrecognizable to what we have today.

  • It's a Scarcity Based System!

    The present money system is scarcity based. It's built into the design of the currency and the banking system. For Capitalism to be sustainable you would have to be redesign the money system to work on demurrage instead of interest and you would have to democratize the control of money. When we do that - we are likely to no longer call it Capitalism as it will be totally unrecognizable to what we have today.

  • No it is not

    Capitalism is simply an unsustainable system, not only economically, but ecologically as well. The way the capitalist system works, where the fruits of labor are allocated to property holders, creates a system prone to self-destruction, and also to massive environmental exploitation that's simply killing the planet and destroying our ecosystem.


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