"Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door" was a popular old saying, I'm sure where or how often I've heard it but this was my guiding light as a young man. I wanted to build a company. To me, a business was the closest thing to actual life that a man could create and it was the greatest thing a man could do in my young mind.
Business is now run with a legal system that is an expression of common law, refined over two thousand years, starting with the Greeks and the Bible. It mirrors natural competition. It rewards those who work hard and are brilliant. Good laws are largely responsible for good business. You can't have good business with bad laws.
I don't care if Steve Jobs had a 200 million dollar yacht, the PC revolution has enriched most of our lives, me more than most. Henry Ford made the world smaller. In this sense, a rising tide lifts all ships. I like and admire people like Steve Jobs and much more so, Henry Ford.
I don't have the abilities of those guys, those abilities can exist in the imagination of a young man that has not yet realized that he is just another "cheerio in a great big box of cheerios" ( I think I got that from "Ozarks", a Netflix series)
Many of us never grow out of that, especially in a world where everyone is "special". Why can't I have that yacht or jet airplane ? I've worked hard, I deserve it too. Why does that other guy get it and not me? You are just another cheerio in a box of cheerios just like me. You have never worked anywhere near as hard or as smart as they have, just like me.
In a socialist world no one would ever invent a car or an airplane. That kind of stuff didn't come from communist China or USSR, it came from free countries. What has a communist ever done that has been noteworthy that hasn't been the spreading of war, pestilence or disease?
The problem with capitalism occurs when it breaks biblical law, the separation of powers. Its only when corporations get involved with governments and our legislators are required to serve two masters that creates all of the corruption. The corporate attorneys eat from the tree of knowledge in using the letter of the law rather than the spirit to serve a conscience free profit objective.
Our politicians have been serving two masters since the USA started, and starting with the big oil interests and have essentially switched to only serving one master, the Fed since 1933.
The conflict of interest problem could be fixed by returning to the law, not writing new ones.
The problem with capitalism is not greed, if someone gets too greedy it doesn't last long, competitors come along and take his position. "Greed is Good" and Gecko was right.
This conflict of interest is the root problem, to a far greater degree than just "political corruption". Its the representatives job to co operate with the payment of the phoney national debt so they are in the pockets of the filthy rich, not the creative rich. The filthy rich live off purely corruption. The creative rich make our lives better.
Government protectionism protects corporations from competitors and creates a crony capitalism that Lefties confuse for free enterprise.
This problem may seem unsolveable, I don't have a solution, you probably don't have one either and if you do, its probably been thought about before and dismissed.
Identifying the problem in and of itself is the first step toward finding a solution. If the problem cannot be solved, there is no point in trying to imagine that the problem is something else or merely lies in the side effects of this problem - kill the side effects and the illness goes away?
If the problem itself becomes well understood, maybe a Henry Ford will think of something and know what to do. If we do not acknowledge this problem, that Henry Ford may never even think about it. A solution is not possible this way. We continue to mop floors instead of turning off the water.
You can trace all of our problem to basic issues in reason. Preventing us from using reason has been the devils most successful strategy. Reason does not get used often enough, we get lost in debating empirical facts. The communist brainwashing encourages us to use empirical facts rather than reason.
The assault on Christians and the assault on capitalism have a common root.