“Restrained Capitalism” is a system where those who are inclined to be Capitalists are encouraged to do so; to the extent that it benefits rather than harms the nation.
Having a wealthy Capitalist class is excellent because it assures that we will always have enough money flowing through our system to support everyone.
Allowing those Capitalists to restrict the flow of money within our system is the point at which; the Capitalist organ becomes cancerous and destructive to the body (nation). At this point the Capitalists must be restrained. Limited as to how much of the money they be allowed to hoard rather than pass it aroiund in the form of wages and benefits.
It does mean that the Capitalists will make less profit but it assures a healthy nation and economy and so may lead to greater profits. If not; be assured that no wealthy Capitalist will notice the difference in his lifestyle. Millions of Americans who work for a living will though.
Raise the minimum wage to say; twenty dollars per hour. Pay those “NOT ABLE” to work the same.
Those who simply will not work need to be handles in a more restrictive manner perhaps but the number will indeed be few when it is seen what a realistic amount of effort will bring.
This. This, is “Restrained Capitalism” Caitalism that benefits our nation rather than destroying it through it’s unrestrained greed. Capitalism that pays for all of our needs including the best healthcare for every breathing human in our nation.
This requires a different kind of government. Not “NO government” just better government. Is it an easy transition? No it isn’t. primarily because Capitalists are scared to death. In the end though it is the only choice we have if we are to remain a free nation and a free people.
Unrestrained Capitalism has brought much progress (if you call what we have done progress) but it has also brought us to the verge of social upheaval and placed us firmly on a path to violent revolution; to what end is yet to be seen.
It has depleted the Middle Class and expanded the ranks of the poor. Whether you wish to admit it or not. The numbers as great as these don’t lie. Simple statistics; records of our finances; our purchases etc.
It has not resulted in a more free nation. It has resulted in a more confused one.
What option do you offer? None. You suggest we continue to allow these Capitalists to gain more and more power and ever greater fortunes while they refuse to allow the masses to live freely. That is the path we are on. the same one that leadfs to that violent revolution and/or Civil War.
As I see it; the move to “Restrained Capitalism” is the last vine to grasp before we float over the waterfall to our death.