[Challenge:Future] Moral underpinnings of capitalism
Let us get the general understanding about
what and how is Capitalism..
Capitalism is series of structure what make a bound between the
individual and production processes.
The authority in capitalism is held by the person who own the
capital. Usually we call them capital class. Capital class will exploit
the source and labour to support them in reaching the highest
This system apparently has no limit and based on gaining profit
intention. In capitalism, the motive for producing goods and
services is to sell them for a profit, not to satisfy people's needs.
Capitalism is the youngest economic system, but it's also proven to
be the most sustainable.
that appeared in
US is suspected to
be the cause of
the current crisis
Right side is a
print screen of
one web page
what showed one
of the debates
The basic structure of capitalism is trying to gain as high as
possible profit and there is no limit on implementing that
intention, it can drive the Capital Class to become greedy.
Capitalism has been criticized for its underlying focus on profit,
and how that focus can lead to social and economic inequality.
Further, it is also criticized for its emphasis on consumption, as
the constant purchase of goods and services is necessary for
Let me show you some examples…
Eric Williams through his book what published on
1944 - Capitalism and Slavery has succeeded to show
how slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution
in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and
merchants connected with the slave trade
accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and
heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of
capitalism worldwide. Binding an economic view of
history with strong moral argument, Williams's study
of the role of slavery in financing the Industrial
Revolution refuted traditional ideas of economic and
moral progress and firmly established the centrality of
the African slave trade in European economic
For the sake of gaining the highest profit, the greedy
capital class had putted the humanity value to the
There is one website that shows very much how the greedy capital class rob
our earth, each time, each hour, each minutes, even each seconds.
Below is the website link :
Below is the screen grab of the web on April 30th, 2014 at 18:37 (Jakarta Time)
The greediness motivates
the capital class to ignore
the fact that we are
putting our self in danger
by getting more and
more sources from this
earth without showing
respect to it and just
expanding the robbery
In the name of saving the world, some countries, such as America have
persuated their people to use biofuel for their vehicle instead of gasoline. But let
us see the fact from another world, let’s say my country – Indonesia.
Deforestation is happening very badly in Indonesia only to fulfil the demands of
Please watch this video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WijoFIJLAM0
The book of Heather Rogers who did her special research in Indonesia showing
how ugly is the palm oil plantation in Indonesia. And her book Green Gone
Wrong had open the peanut skin of how ugly is biofuel business. Picture on the
top right sight of this page is the picture what was taken from one forest what
was about to get deforested.
If in Indonesia is this much bad, than what about the accumulated biofuel
business in the world? You imagine it.
1. Whale laws revision that is being discussed by Canadian government, they
will change the legal status of the humpback whale under SARA be
changed by the federal cabinet from “threatened” to “of special concern”
2. 1.3 hectare of conservation area in Aceh is planned to be converted to be
a mining area
3. There are a lot more.. You name it..
See your around, what are the things you consume / use what can motivate those
capitalist class to continue robbing and how to stop that. This small thing is
effective to stop the robbery.
Around me there are :
1. Motorcyle – then I started to use bicycle to go to work and some other places.
Or I committed to use public transportation instead of personal
2. Drinking Water in Bottle - I tried to avoid drinking water in bottle packaging
because it will less the production of bottle plastic what can cause damage for
3. As a girl I love clothe, make up, etc. But now I stop buying those things too
often, I start to buy only when I NEED it.
4. I know you get some ideas too, by thinking and doing it, you will support our
self in keeping our self and our earth alive.
We can stop capitalist class
occur the worst possibility that could happen
– extinction of live,
by stop consuming what they produce.
If Capitalist Class see my presentation,
Sincerely I hope you will show more respect
To your sources and don’t let greediness drives.
Don’t try to deny some regulations
What prevent the over exploitation.
Need +/- 4.5 billion years for earth to grow
And make every thing alive.
Human just need some million years to
If we stop showing respect to it.
None of us have a right to destroy earth,