Why Is Capitalism Better Than Socialism

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Competition between private owners of production creates lower prices, greater efficiency, and improved quality. People are motivated to do their best when they see the results of their effort. Capitalism aligns the incentives, and people thus are motivated to work hard and overall help the economy. People have economic liberty. Socialism removes these incentives. Capitalism has lifted far more people out of poverty, and raised standards of living higher than any other economic system. The evolutionary force of the market inspires innovation and ingenuity. Over time, this system ensures economic liberty, prosperity, and human progress. Capitalism is inescapably better than socialism. If you want to have a successful economy, you need to have competition between small business. The redistribution of wealth, a key socialist idea, allows businesses to stay in operation, allowing for cheaply made products and a poor work ethic. This, in turn, eliminates the idea of business competition because of the fact that if a business is faltering, the government will take care of them. Without government protection, however, it results in better quality goods…show more content…
One of the most important fundamentals of modern economics is that people respond to incentives. If one wakes up every morning content that regardless of the quality of his work that he will be provided the same compensation, what is his incentive to perform to the best of his ability? Where is the individual 's incentive to innovate, increase efficiency, and in doing so, drive economic growth if he will not see the fruits of his labor? Due to lack of incentive, socialism breeds laziness, and acceptance of the status-quo. Capitalism, on the other hand, breeds entrepreneurship and innovation. Competition in free markets forces suppliers of goods to increase the quality of their product and/or decrease price to stay
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