The world is going through a very bad time. Over the years, for the past twenty-five years, more and more people are getting worse, while fewer and fewer people are getting better. It is fashionable to assert that the problem is capitalism, or rather in the capitalist economic system. It is said that “capitalism is a guillotine on people’s necks”. But are we sure that capitalism is the real problem?
Capitalism is an economic system that is based on the concept that capital is what it takes for everyone to create profit. There are different types of capital, including financial (money), natural and human capital.
Human capital is divided into social capital, intellectual capital, physical capital, talent, skills and other types which are part of human resources. Natural capital is divided into animal, vegetable, geological and other capital which is part of nature.
What distinguishes man from animals and other living beings on the planet is not only the word and awareness of death, but the productive capacities.
There is nothing that is not done for productivity purposes and there is nothing that we can produce without the investment of some type of capital!
To say that capitalism is a guillotine on people’s necks is an offense to meritocracy and a hymn to communism, the type of economy that requires the state to possess all the production tools (companies) and then distribute the profits in equal parts to the people. Communism is the viaticum towards envelope and regress, while capitalism is the viaticum for development and progress.
So where is the problem of today’s social malaise, if not in capitalism? The problem lies in the fact that too few people have available or know how to acquire capital and who can use it to produce. In other words, too few are able to exploit capitalism.
The data on the distribution of wealth clearly show that those who are well are less and less and are better, while those who are ill increase more and more and are worse. The reason for this inequality is to be found in the fact that fewer and fewer people are able to create and exchange value.