Originally Posted by Motion
In an actual capitalist economy with enforcement of property rights,the rule of law and polices that encourage investments etc,the poor aren't stuck in poverty because they will have more options to move themselves up.
You mean an actual capitalist economy like the United States, where property rights are a thing of the past, rule of law has become a foreign concept because all of the local governments have been taken over by corrupt self-serving politicians, and the idea that the poor can move up is a total fantasy because of the conditions I just described?
Yeah, that sounds like a great economic system.
Look, the reality is that in capitalist America, the rich own everything, the poor have no rights, and most of the people who did make it to the top did it by ripping of poor people.
I've lived through this stuff, I knoe how the rich get their money. Here in east KY where I live, the rich folk took over the local government, passed an array of legislation designed to kick the poor people out of the county, and declared that if you don't obey the new rules, you go to jail. (most of these poverty opression laws involved appearance of property and what kind of trade can be conducted among the lower classes).
Capitalism does nothing but serve the rich, and the idea that the USA is some "land of the free" is totally ridiculous.
If you want capitalism, you can have it, but keep it away from me.