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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:21 AM

63. Capitalism Can Survive

Just because certain things were not mentioned, or do not seem to have been mentioned at the funding of Capitalism does not mean those things cannot be added. We actually see that the things you listed have been added to Capitalism. The United States was able to build a middle class. There was a push for socioeconomic mobility and it worked for many Americans for many years. For years there have been efforts to protect the environment and those efforts have largely worked in the areas in which they were implemented. There have been pushes for education, health care, housing, food, and social justice and those efforts have largely worked in the places in which they were implemented.

Certain jobs are being automated, but there are still other jobs that can be given to those who are being pushed out of their old jobs. I do not think workers have to become obsolete. They can be retrained to do other work.

The opiod epidemic was not caused by workers being rendered obsolete. The opiod epidemic was caused by a medicine being over prescribed. People who never should have been prescribed opiod medication were prescribed those medications. They then became addicted. When they could no longer afford the high costs of the medication they turned to cheaper illegal alternative drugs.

We do not have to depend on any class. Also, we can rebuild cities like New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. We just have to make the investments.

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