Capitalism And The Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette

A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said,
“I wonder how many people could have been fed with the money you paid for that car?”.

I replied, “I am not sure.”

However,
it fed a lot of families who worked on the factory assembly lines who built it,
it fed the people who harvested the rubber trees in Africa and Asia,
it fed the people who transported the trees by truck, train and boat
to the factories to make the tires,
it fed the people who invented, designed, and built the computers and components that went into it,
it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires,
it fed the people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer
and fed the people working at the dealership and their families.

BUT… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.

This illustrates how capitalism works – it lifts people out of poverty and enriches our lives. Under capitalism when you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets and give them dignity for their skills.

Under socialism, when you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self worth.

Capitalism is freely giving your money, in exchange for something of value (to you).

Socialism is taking your money against your will, and giving you something you never asked for.

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