Transcript of "[Challenge:Future] Moral Underpinnings of capitalism"
Moral Underpinnings of
What is the main issue?
What are our concerns in terms of CAPITALISM?
Should we be worried?
What are the moral underpinnings of CAPITALISM?
CAPITALISM is there anything moral to it?
We nowadays broadly discuss the moral underpinnings of CAPITALISM.
Also Pope Francis has started talking about this issue.
What is the biggest problem of CAPITALISM?
It makes rich people to become richer and poor people become even poorer…
We ask ourselves - is it a good trend? Is is how it supposed to be? Of course not!!!
CAN WE CHANGE THAT?
There are plenty of advantages of CAPITALISM – free market, allowing to i.e. start your own business
and be the boss for yourself …. And lucky you if you are successful but WHAT IF you are not?
But I ask following questions:
How about those that don’t want to run a company?
How about those that are unlucky in their life in sense of not having family/friends having important
position at work to hire them?
How about respecting and ensuring by the government basic needs?
How is it possible? Such a differentiation? Some of us have too much whilst others have barely few
drops of water to drink?
Is there something called as: moderation? To have enough to survive, to have food, access to basic
education, normal condition of living, a house/flat, clothes… etc.
WHY CAN’T WE ALL SEE THE WORLD THROUGH PINK GLASSES
IN BEAUTIFUL COLORS?
All the people want to enjoy their lives
Have a little bit of fun
• Go for holidays
• Take a walk among beautiful nature
• Go for a coffee with friends
WE ALL NEED TO CHARGE OUR BATTERIES SOMEHOW.
ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY?
HOW ABOUT BEING EQUAL?
HAVING ALL OF US CHANCES TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL
It should be all about
my personality and
not a nationality,
color of skin, look
My heart, my soul,
my positive attitude,
kindness and the
respect for entire
society should really
If I am good or bad
looking… let’s give it
CAN WE DO WHAT WE WANT AND BECOME WHO WE DREAMED OF?
IS THIS MARKET REALLY FREE?
Once I wanted to become
MAYBE I AM OR / I AM NOT A…
BUT SO WHAT, I STILL SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO BENEFIT FROM CAPITALIST
SYSTEM AS OTHERSWell, I am not a Princess What if I am a Gay Not a popular actress
Not a Diva
Not a popular TV presenter
Not a child Not a magican, I don’t know
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE THAT BENEFIT FROM CAPITALISM?
WHO DO YOU HAVE TO BE/
WHAT KIND OF PERSON BENEFIT FROM CAPITALISM?
I AM SORRY IF I AM A MODEST PERSON,
SHALL I DON’T CARE ABOUT ANYBODY, JUST DO WHAT’S BEST FOR ME… BEING CARELESS…
IS THAT AN ANSWER AND A RECIPE TO BECOME SUCCESFUL IN CAPITALIST SYSTEM? – COMPLETE LACK OF MORAL FIBER
HOW ABOUT IF I AM A REGULAR HUMAN BEING, WANTING JUST TO HAVE ENOUGH $ TO EXIST, HAVE A HEALTHY LIFE AND GOOD FAMILY LIFE? IS CAPITALISM FOR ME?
Hey there Mrs. Minister I am
Magdalena, You don’t know
me, I know you, please change
the law, unwise rules make my
SO MANY TIMES WE EXPERIENCE THAT THIS SYSTEM IS UNFAIR!
I WANTED TO SCREAM OUT LOUD SO MANY TIMES!
AND YES I WATCH TV TO MAKE MYSELF FEEL BETTER, BUT THESE GOOD THINGS HAVE
HAPPY ENDINGS JUST IN MOVIES!
SO I SAY: „THANK YOU CAPITALIST SYSTEM, YOU DIVIDED PEOPLE ON THIS GLOBE INTO
TWO GROUPS: EXTREME POOR ONES AND EXTREMELY WEALTHY ONES”
HOW ABOUT THIS:
1. If the rich people get richer and poor become poorer, how about establishing rules where with every second million
you earned, you give away food to 20 000 people and help them not to day from starvation?
2. How about every rich man gives away each month 200$ to the charity that will give food to the poorest
3. How about we rise prices of roses, of coffee and other things by 10% and make sure the money goes to the poorest
4. How about establishing „World Fight Poverty” organization, whilst WFP means as well: „World Fair Proportions”
5. How about making it „trendy” among youngsters to help colleagues i.e. „I have a friend in Africa, his name is John, I
send him 10 jars of Nutella and I got from him … a word of: „Thank you”
Let’s start from roots, let’s educate young people, show them „the good” about this world, let’s educate them from
the very beginning that people need to help each other, that we can’t be careless. Why is it crucial? Because one
day this youngsters will be adults, and they will be having important jobs, they will be making important decisions,
they will decide for majority. So let’s show them what kind of SYSTEM should be created to make all the people
meet their basic needs.
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