Are you young? Do you support the environment? Is being socially conscious and involved in community important to you? If you are, you practice capitalism. Probably you see big government as an impediment to your getting ahead, reaching your goals. Do you think that’s wrong? Follow me for a few lines and perhaps come to agree; capitalism works. So, let me ask you a few questions. https://www.prageru.com/video/why-you-love-capitalism/
What is part of your life?
Do you use an iPhone, Android, MacBook, PC, read on a Kindle, watch TV and movies on Netflix? Do you watch videos on YouTube, shop on Amazon, listen to Spotify or search on Google? How about send money on Venmo, or ride with Uber? Do you drive with Waze or book a room with Airbnb? Are you on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat?
Probably you use many of these things. Do you find they’re practically necessities? Where do you think they came from? These organizations came from an individual who, rather than working as an employee, founds and runs a small business.
Where do those things come from?
These founding individuals assume all the risks and rewards of the venture. That’s right they came from someone like you. They came from people with great ideas and the freedom to test them in the marketplace. That is what is known as… wait for it… drumroll please… capitalism.
Now consider some other things you probably use. Have you been to the DMV, or gone through airport security? How about mailing a package at the Post Office, or calling the IRS customer service line? Have you called any government office, for that matter? What’s different when you reach out to a private business?
Why are customers important?
Why is going to the Apple Store so fun while going to the DMV so painful? Because one has nothing to do with the government, and one is the government. One needs to satisfy its customers to survive and grow. The other, quite simply, doesn’t.
The purpose of government is not to create products. But think about it, do you want the government involved in just about anything private business can do? Why is that? That’s because profit-motivated individuals have to work to please their customers. They have to work to please you. Who do government agencies have to please? They don’t have to please anyone. And more often than not they meet our expectation.
Call the IRS service line, if you doubt me. Go ahead give it a try. Imagine if Steve Jobs had to seek government approval for every new design of the iPhone. We’d have been lucky to get to iPhone. Let alone get ten upgrades or revisions.
To wrap it all up with a big bow; almost everything you enjoy using is a product of capitalism. Almost everything you can’t stand is a product of big government. So, do you support capitalism? Of course you do. You practice it every day. It’s time to recognize things for what they are. It is time for you to support with your voice what you support with your dollars… capitalism.