Lies That Capitalists Tell Us
Hawes, William; Holland, Jasonhttp://www.counterpunch.org/2017/06/26/lies-that-capitalists-tell-us/
Date Written: 26/06/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21072
Counter-arguments against common beliefs of the benefit of capitalism.
It can be argued the average employee takes far more risks in any job than the average person who starts a business with employees. The reason being is that the person starting a business usually has far more wealth, where most Americans can't afford a 500 dollar emergency. Meaning if they lose a job or go without work for any stretch it means some tough decisions have to be made. A person with even a failing business cannot be fired, but the employee can be fired for almost any reason imaginable, they are operating without a net at all times.
The capitalist uses all sorts of public infrastructure to get his/her company off the ground. From everything to the roads to get you to your job, colleges, public utilities, tax breaks, electricity, etc. Even the internet itself was created from public research. Yet still, elite business owners still have the audacity, and are so full of hubris, that they believe in the hyper-individualist, macho, rugged-cowboy/pioneer facade they affect.