Capitalism is the only economic system that produces any value, in the form of new products and new services and all the employment necessary to produce those products and services.
But you do need some government oversight. Private companies are driven by their financial self-interest, not the public good. A company will sell you arsenic if they can make a profit and think they can get away with it. So that’s where government comes in — a watchdog to make capitalism benign instead of predatory.
I am a voracious reader and also enjoy writing. I often have a very different point of view than the popular one. I do see value in debate, and thought it might add to the public debate on controversial issues if I were to express my contrarian opinions. I also started keeping my poems recently (I've written little pieces my whole adult life but never kept any); and I've been a photographer now for over 25 years. So I will be adding an occasional poem and hopefully interesting photograph to the blog along the way, just to spice things up.
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