Crash course on “capitalism”


The layman's guide to understanding capitalism

The shortage of finances, caused by financial institutions taking more money (Σ (Principal + Interest)) than they give (Σ Principal)




A general shortage of funds


A redirection of financial resources into "attractive sectors"


(e.g.: when 90 (say) houses are built for 100 customers, and developer contemplates building 10 more houses to fulfill the market demand, then -- Return on Investment (RoI) for building the 10 next houses will be very low (since poorer people can't afford expensive profit margins), hence causing flight of developers' funds into the parent conglomerate's other arm aka market sector, tool making, for example... but then again, similarly, once tool makers start making tools for the last 10 poorest of the 100, again there is a flight of capital since RoI is too low, and so forth, causing, in every useful sector, a scarcity of about 10% (say... but this can be a lot more... for elitist products))




Deficiency of capital; thus it is a system wherein all useful objects are deficient (and hence are called "capital"... das kapital...).


a) in fact it is this system that lets useful objects become imbued as if by magic and become kapital, which has ability to collect rent from the poor (e.g.: house rent, or how your office collects rent from you by employing you, since you use the office's capital instead of self-using useful objects in direct interaction with client

b) In fact, the only "capital" that is in over-supply is "human capital" (which explains the false pride of some HR official types who are, like many other classes and things, the wonders of the capitalist system)

c) It was Silvio Gesell, not me, who formulated this beautiful and simple analysis of capitalism, which analysis is far superior to the dangerous ramblings of Karl Marx et al.


Thus, for those new to this subject, capitalism can be defined as:

a.  Denying, to humans, the right to use raw materials and inter-human cooperation to create what they need, so as to make them dependent on "capitalists", defined as "those who have objects" (i.e. "das kapital"). This denial is brought about by the law of usury, which causes accumulation of capital in the hands of the biggest capitalists (the bigger they are, the faster the accumulation) -- and this accumulation occurs despite no work being contributed from them ( a typical example is how, one who has the capital of a house, receives the capital of rent, without working).

b. Requirement of GDP to grow at n% every year, to satisfy the illogical, futile, fatal n% rate of interest law, causing nearly n% more wood to be chopped yearly etc., nearly n% more power plants built yearly and so on


c. The other side of that cancerous growth of GDP, is accumulation of capital among capitalists, financially licensing capitalists and their political allies to do anything e.g.: war, or to breed more, while hiring Malthus and accusing proletarians of the same!


d. Summary: A culture centered around the axiom of needlessly scarcified capital, based on the self-fulfilling axiom "humans are greedy", rather than centered on human potential or nature’s beauty, or the realization that nature can qualitatively supply humans, and need not be quantitatively abused.


A full course on capitalism, with proofs of statements here given, and proper derivations, can be found here though it's not edited well