Capitalism – Social System of Rational Selfishness

Do you realize two conditions must exist in order for the majority of people embrace the sanctity of individual rights? Men and women have to adopt the virtue of rational selfishness and support the social system of laissez faire capitalism. Unfortunately, we’re saddled with the anti-life philosophy of social altruism layered with politically correct BS. What do we end up with? A mixed economy spiraling towards fascism.

Rational Selfishness and the Sanctity of the Individual’s Life, Liberty and Property

Consider this. If people no longer respect the sanctity of the individual’s life, liberty and property…how is it possible the positive emotions of love, happiness and joy can thrive? Tragically, there are too many shortsighted individuals seeking benefits without giving much in return. Our current social and economic situation confirms this fact.

Fortunately, there are rationally selfish individuals who believe in trading value for value…possessing the integrity to practice this in their everyday activities. That’s the way of the Integrated Individual. He consistently displays rational selfishness in his thoughts, feelings and actions.

Here’s what Ayn Rand says about rational selfishness.

The Objectivist ethics proudly advocates and upholds rational selfishness—which means: the values required for man’s survival qua man—which means: the values required for human survival—not the values produced by the desires, the emotions, the “aspirations,” the feelings, the whims or the needs of irrational brutes, who have never outgrown the primordial practice of human sacrifices, have never discovered an industrial society and can conceive of no self-interest but that of grabbing the loot of the moment.

The Objectivist ethics holds that human good does not require human sacrifices and cannot be achieved by the sacrifice of anyone to anyone. It holds that the rational interests of men do not clash—that there is no  conflict of interests among men who do not desire the unearned, who do not make sacrifices nor accept them, who deal with one another as traders, giving value for value.”

She says it so beautifully…we could stop right here. However, let’s move on.

Capitalism

The book 8 Dynamic Weapons for Conquering Life’s Illusions states “Unhampered (laissez faire) capitalism guarantees that markets work according to consumer desires. That’s right, your desires and ambitions matter. Government interventionism sabotages your ability to satisfy your most urgent needs. For instance, bailouts and other monetary schemes such as QE and ZIRP prevent us from learning lessons that could change the face of the modern economy. Instead, Fed policy drives us to follow their Keynesian quackery. We speed after illusory bubbles in hope of improving our financial well-being. However, the day arrives when the bubbles burst leaving us holding a bag of nothing but heartaches and empty promises.

If you are painfully aware that all government intervention on the marketplace is counter-productive and downright destructive—if you have decided that Social Altruism and irrational selfishness is not in your best interest—if you realize the rationally selfish life is the one for you, then you have no choice but to support the only system that is rational and logical—unhampered capitalism.”

Think and acting from rational selfishness means you endorse laissez faire capitalism.

Laissez Faire Capitalism and Individual Rights
                                                 Laissez Faire Capitalism and Individual Rights

The Federal Reserve System

Regardless of what establishment mouthpieces claim…the Federal Reserve System is not a pro-capitalistic organization. In fact, its monetary policies reek of anti-capitalism. Here’s why.

Since its creation, members of our economic system have depended on the easy money created by the Fed’s misguided policy of artificially low interest rates. Borrowers came to realize they no longer needed to work hard and save for the future. They were supplied the means to live high off the hog…without the nuisance of worrying about obligations coming due. Of course, believing you can receive value without giving any in return is an illusion. We know the payments will soon come due. The piper always demand payment.

Members of the Elite refuse to admit the Fed’s monetary policies are destructive to long-term prosperity and abundance. Their soldiers, our financial and political leaders, advocated massive financial bailouts…forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab. These parasites maliciously sell out the individual’s life, liberty and property wholesale. Plus, they encourage the entitlement mentality of something for nothing. For now, most people seem content to shift the burden to others. Isn’t this a renunciation of self-responsibility. That’s definitely not rational selfishness.

The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

Do you realize the anti-capitalistic mentality of the Elite and its Soldiers destroys the values productive individuals built our great nation on? Our two party system has deteriorated into gang warfare. Every group attempts to live at the expense of other groups. The result of this plunder is…the smallest minority of all, the lone individual is sacrificed on a cross of social altruism.

A politician, who would stand up and demand an end to the group warfare and massive government handouts, would soon be an ex-politician. You can see why a politician of honesty and integrity is a rarity. The voters seldom tolerate a politician (statesman) who hits them squarely with the facts of reality and demands support for yanking out the rotten economic teeth.

With the right philosophy of life…most people would realize the benefits of rational selfishness and happily trade value for value. Unfortunately, the establishment brainwashed them into believing and accepting anti-capitalistic nonsense…force feeding them philosophic half-truths and economic lies.

A Brilliant Description of Politically Correct BS.
A Brilliant Description of Politically Correct BS.

I believe it would be difficult to find an American citizen who consciously supports the destruction of the American Way of Life. Of course, altruists, do-gooders, world-improvers and socialists do everything possible to destroy the values that our founding fathers so logically used to build America. After all, they can’t tolerate honest values getting in the way of satisfying their greedy, immoral desires. They bamboozle the masses into accepting their preposterous visions of utopia…removing opposition to their thieving, plundering ways. And you wonder where reason and rationality went.

The Keynesian and socialist economic theories of the establishment are pure humbug. I think our continuing economic woes reveal this is true. Of course, the establishment attempts to shift the blame to laissez faire capitalism… when it is their own anti-capitalistic policies that push us closer to the brink of a severe social and monetary crisis.

Objectivism and praxeology (economics) proves beyond any reasonable doubt…laissez faire capitalism is the only social system that can supply men and women the material and spiritual values that make life worthwhile. All other social systems thwart the individual’s efforts to achieve his goals and desires.

If you would like to understand the mess our government and Federal Reserve System created, read the trade cycle theory of the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises. In addition, he irrefutably proves that unhampered capitalism is the only social system that is in harmony with economic law. Also, Ron Paul’s eye opening book End the Fed exposes the Fed for the fraud that it is.

Do you desire that peace and harmony reign supreme on earth? If you do, you must realize that laissez faire capitalism is precisely what the worlds yearns for now. We need an abundance of rationally selfish individuals who trade value for value …who would never purposely live at the expense of another. Actually, the world needed these yesterday, but alas, yesterday is gone.

Conclusion

The Integrated Individual desires

  1. A world populated by rationally selfish individuals who uncompromisingly respect a person’s life, liberty and property.
  2. The social system of laissez faire capitalism…which offers men and women the chance to experience the peace, harmony, wealth and prosperity they desire.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Author: PraxisBob

RA Meyer possesses an extensive background in many areas. For years, he has studied economics, philosophy, psychology, metaphysics and success principles, integrating these disciplines into a coherent philosophy of life. In addition, his customer service (sales) career supplied him a deep understanding of human nature. He realizes there are basic principles of Objectivism, Individualism, Human Action and Spiritual Teachings that will help people become successful at achieving their goals and desires. His knowledge that life is to be lived on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level allowed him to understand “Human Life in the Social Maze.”

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