Beneficent capitalism

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The Financial Times reports that the British government has just issued new rules favoring skilled and high—earning immigrants over their unskilled, low—income counterparts.

Such measures should not be at all necessary in the light of the Left's frequent claims that capitalism is a system that favors the rich while oppressing and exploiting the poor. And yet, so many poor people from all over the globe are highly desirous to move into capitalist lands. So eager they are to come, in fact, that western governments are hard—pressed to keep them away.

The truth is that despite the Left's claims to the contrary, capitalism is good for everyone and everything in it — the rich, the poor, the environment and animals. It is a well—known fact that despite their high degree of industrialization, the environment in capitalist societies is much cleaner than that of societies organized along other socio—economic lines. And have you seen more pampered and fatter pets than in capitalism?

In those other systems, the poor are normally dirt poor and the middle classes are pretty poor. And their pets? They often get gobbled up by their owners when there is nothing else found to eat. Perhaps capitalism is not all that bad after all, and most certainly it is much better than any available alternatives. Those who experienced them testify to as much by their feet every day.

Vasko Kohlmayer   3 07 06

The Financial Times reports that the British government has just issued new rules favoring skilled and high—earning immigrants over their unskilled, low—income counterparts.

Such measures should not be at all necessary in the light of the Left's frequent claims that capitalism is a system that favors the rich while oppressing and exploiting the poor. And yet, so many poor people from all over the globe are highly desirous to move into capitalist lands. So eager they are to come, in fact, that western governments are hard—pressed to keep them away.

The truth is that despite the Left's claims to the contrary, capitalism is good for everyone and everything in it — the rich, the poor, the environment and animals. It is a well—known fact that despite their high degree of industrialization, the environment in capitalist societies is much cleaner than that of societies organized along other socio—economic lines. And have you seen more pampered and fatter pets than in capitalism?

In those other systems, the poor are normally dirt poor and the middle classes are pretty poor. And their pets? They often get gobbled up by their owners when there is nothing else found to eat. Perhaps capitalism is not all that bad after all, and most certainly it is much better than any available alternatives. Those who experienced them testify to as much by their feet every day.

Vasko Kohlmayer   3 07 06