can capitalism help the poor and homeless people?
I am a capitalist but I would like a capitalism that help poor people too. I don't want socialism socialism caused poverty and slavery, sorry for my english I am not american I used trasnlate and english american is different
- The TaxpayerLv 71 month agoBest Answer
Yes. You are accurate in your statements about slavery and socialism.
- SBR32277Lv 71 month ago
It can and has. The problem is two fold. One is that the U.S. society does not educate people in how to take advantage of Capitalism in our public schools. The second is that there are people who have mental and emotional problems that cannot play the game of capitalism. Some countries attempt to combine social programs with Capitalism as a compromise, but anytime governments run anything, it becomes a drain on society as they over spend and grossly under perform the private sector.
- RICKLv 71 month ago
No proof that it does or ever has
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- CliveLv 71 month ago
What does this have to do with elections?
- oldprofLv 71 month ago
Socialism does not cause poverty and slavery. In fact many nations that have a strong socialist presence are some of the richest and freest nations in the world. Nations like Canada, UK, and the Scandinavian nations, have large socialist enterprises but have democratic parliamentarian governments.
Can capitalism help the poor and homeless? Sure. But will it? Not likely. The issue with capitalism is that its main goal is maximizing stockholder returns, and in that maximizing senior management earnings. Helping the poor and homeless does not maximize earnings and returns.
But socialism can and will help the poor and homeless. You see the main if not only purpose for government is to protect its citizens from harm. That's why governments have police forces, fire fighters, and their military...to protect their citizens from harm.
So when a government owns the means to producing essential goods and services, its protection mandate dictates that whatever goods and services are produced should be affordable and available to all its citizens. In other words, socialism is also motivated to distribute those essential goods and services among its citizens when they protect them from harm.
And this is why some in the Democratic Party are advocating democratic-socialism, also called soft-socialism. Medicare for all and free college education are two such socialist models.
- AmbistomaLv 71 month ago
"The best social program is a good job." -- Ronald Reagan
- Mike LLv 71 month ago
We have quite a few socialist programs already in our country that most agree benefit us all... public schools, hospitals, police, military, etc. Democratic socialism sounds like what you would like.
- 1 month ago
Capitalism has lifted more people out of poverty than any other economic system in the history of mankind. It's not even close.
- Aster RhoidsLv 61 month ago
Deal with California before you can actually tackle the issue.