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Is Capitalism Killing Our Morals and Economy?

Lita4 Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 12:18 PM
I always thought morals applied to lifestyle choices such as marry vs living together while the ideals of honesty and truth are the ethics providing the foundation for moral decisions. When ethics are defined as morals the waters can become very muddy indeed IMHO because there is longer a distinction between right and wrong. You cannot legislate morals, but you can enforce ethics when they are clearly defined. No lying, no stealing, no cheating, no exceptions. Everything else becomes choice, allowable as long as it harms no one else.
johnm h Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 4:44 PM
When you must pay the consequences for bad choices, you learn and these lessons are passed along through notions of sin, right wrong. If you are a Christian or a Jew these lessons were passed along with your religious tradition. It is correct to call these lessons revelation. Either of god, natural law or the way things work. Some behaviors don't work, some are disastrous, and others enrich life, and as a by-product also increase material abundance. Perhaps liberals foster welfare and other policies and programs that reduce accountability for bad decisions so that they don’t have to admit that there are such things as right and wrong, good bad and better.

In one of the most hopelessly incorrect collections of drivel that I have ever seen, Paul Farrell of MarketWatch writes Capitalism is killing our morals, our future.

Yes, capitalism is working ... for the Forbes 1,000 Global Billionaires whose ranks swelled from 322 in 2000 to 1,426 recently. Billionaires control the vast majority of the world’s wealth, while the income of American workers stagnated.

Over the years we’ve explored the reasons capitalism blindly continues on its self-destructive path. Recently we found someone who brilliantly explains why free-market capitalism is destined to destroy the world,...