The communistic approach, which underpins much of the West’s ‘good people/bad people’ political thought, is right – the haves are better off than the have-nots. To anyone with a heart, this doesn’t seem fair.
It also raises the question, why does capitalism work while the communistic approach, with all its good-hearted fair-mindedness, keep killing millions upon millions of dutiful citizens?
Essentially, capitalism gets incentives right and deals with envy more effectively.
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