COGaIC: Who Killed Capitalism?


In an article titled Who Killed Capitalism? posted this week, COGaIC’s Steven Orchard wrote:

“Capitalism is dead,” said Steven Brant of the Huffington Post. If it isn’t, it is certainly badly injured. Financial markets are frozen. Credit has evaporated. It seems our economic system is teetering on the brink of collapse. Jeremy Siegel, finance professor at the University of Pennsylvania´s Wharton School of Finance commented, “Two weeks ago was the first time in my life that I was worried about the very stability of the United States financial system.”

So who is ultimately to blame for this crisis?…

So who killed capitalism? We all did. Everyone played a role in creating this crisis—admittedly some more than others. So there’s little point bickering now.

Opinions on how best to prevent further problems—or worse, a recurrence—will vary. Tighter regulation and legislation will no doubt play a role, to the dismay of some and the relief of others. But we cannot regulate away this problem because capitalism, like democracy, is flawed, as is our ability to legislate human nature.

Our systems are inherently unstable because they rely on an unstable source of authority—us. Capital markets are supposedly disciplined by the “invisible hand,” the notion that an individual pursuing his own self-interest tends also to promote the good of his community. But the carnage created by our increasingly dramatic cycles of greed and fear suggest that the “invisible hand” of self-interest cannot save us.

Perhaps we should consider reliance on an authority greater than ourselves—an invisible hand that is both benevolent and omniscient. What the world needs now is a cool head, a commitment to move forward, and the character to temper our self-preservation instincts.

Now I disagree that “we” all killed capitalism (nor do I agree that capitalism is dead).  However, other parts of his article (which I left out for brevity’s sake) were correct that indicated the current problems and financial crises are due to business, governmental, AND personal greed.

Also, I should add something that the article leaves out.  And that is that God promised to bless the descendants of physical Israel (the identity of which many do not understand today, please see Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel) if they obeyed Him (Deuteronomy 28:1-14) and curse them if they refused and sinned (Deuteronomy 28:15-68).  Notice some of the promised curses:

15 “But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: 16 Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country…

20 “The LORD will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me…

43 The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. 44 He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. 45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you (Deuteronomy 28:15-16,20,43-45).

Those that have benefited from the blessings promised to the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel) should not be shocked when because of their growing blatant disobediance, that they will suffer the consequences (some of which were promised when some of the blessings were promised).

However, despite outward appearances, which we need to be cautious about (cf. 2 Corinthians 10:7), the end is not yet and cannot be yet.

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