Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 7, 2011, 7:18 p.m. EST by wavefreak58
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Do we value society (people) above profit or profit above society?
The truisms of capitalism would have us believe that competition for profit actually benefits society. Even if we can accept this, when the seeking of profit becomes in actual practice more important than the social consequences, then we create an intrinsically unstable system.
The REAL question facing this country is what will we put first, people or profit? If we place people at the fore, this does not necessarily eliminate profit as a motivational force, But it would certainly change the equations used to decide how profit is generated.
What is dangerous is when the illusion of "good capitalism" is perpetrated through marketing, public relations and policy, when in fact all that is real behind the glittery curtain is profit for profit's sake alone.