People Are Less Selfish Under Capitalism Especially Compared to Socialism
My student described how exasperated she felt hearing the claim that capitalism leads to a survival of the fittest mentality. Among broad segments of society, the belief that capitalism teaches us to be so self-interested that we become uncaring about the welfare of others seems to be accepted as truth. Relative to any reasonable frame of reference, modern human societies are generous, peaceful, compassionate, and continually improving. We can only be considered selfish and violent in comparison to a utopian society in which no violence or cruelty takes place-a somewhat unfair comparison considering that there is no evidence of such a society as ever existed. Utopias may be imagined to be more altruistic than capitalist societies, but capitalist societies are more generous than real-world collectivist societies.
Contrary to collectivism, capitalism widens our circle of compassion to include strangers. The evolution of capitalism has been in the direction of more trust and transparency, and less self-serving behavior; not coincidentally, this evolution has brought with it greater productivity and economic growth. Trust had been the product only of a personal relationship-I trust this guy because I know him-rather than a more general assumption upon which you could do business. The real triumph of capitalism in the 19th and 20th centuries was that trust was woven into the basic fabric of everyday business. The rise in altruism that Marsh observes has occurred concurrently with the rise of capitalism.
To do business, we learn to trust strangers and to be trustworthy to strangers. The more capitalism, the more compassion and altruism towards strangers.
Conscious Capitalism ROC – For leaders in Rochester building companies with a higher purpose
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Wag Tags and compassionate capitalism
Wag Tags are a pretty ingenious invention – a noise-free, virtually un-losable dog tag with more room for text than a standard tag. They are a bar of text, with enough room to fit phone numbers, emails, twitter handles, addresses, or whatever other information would be best to get your dog back home if he gets lost, that threads onto your dog’s standard collar. They achieve this through their donation matching program where Wag Tags matches $1 for every $2 donated to any of the approved shelters. With a great product and an admirable goal – this is the kind of business we love to see!
Author, Speaker, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur
Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment marketing agencies, which he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon. Prior to S1M, he was CEO of the world’s first smartphone, the PC-E Phone, and later became CEO of the world’s most notable sports agency, Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment. Dave is an award-winning humanitarian, an international public speaker, best-selling author, and is profiled by national publications such as Forbes, ESPN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Yahoo, SB Nation and Variety.
‘Compassionate capitalist’ John Morgan has ‘no clue’ on indie run for governor
Morgan announced Friday he wouldn’t run as Democrat and would switch his voter registration to independent. He mentioned two Republican friends he says he often agrees with: Florida Senate President-designate Bill Galvano and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, though he specifically noted he differs with Corcoran’s support for charter schools. Morgan faulted Republicans for pushing a tax reform plan in Congress that Morgan says will benefit the rich and blow up the national debt.
Compassionate Capitalism With David Meltzer
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Sports 1 Marketing: AMP Up – Compassionate Capitalism
Sports 1 Marketing is a global sports and entertainment marketing agency that leverages over $20 billion in relationship capital that founders David Meltzer and Warren Moon built for over 38 years. Learn from Co-Founder and CEO, David Meltzer, an expert in consulting, entertainment and media, and transitional services.
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