Letter: Hating capitalism
Leftists in Greenfield ferociously fight against Wal-Mart. Leftists hate the capitalist system that generously improves the quality of life for those who want to live, work, and cooperate in the free market system. Leftists opposition to scale production of resources — like large retailers — prevents poor people from accessing jobs, goods and services the our capitalism system generously supplies.
Freely ... cooperating people all around the world buy and sell and prosper because of freedom to work. Notice the prosperity of India and China. People there live in tiny huts and dirt patches — no health care — not even basic things like plumbing and electricity. Participating in the worldwide market system, people now enjoy the prosperity many Americans enjoy. Our way of life is a privileged one — a way of life the world poor previously never experienced living under communism or religious fanaticism that doesn’t believe in freedom for all. Ignorant of the power of people to work cooperatively to create wealth, leftists literally deprive people of the hope and freedom they need to live.
The benefits of large-scale production of resources is a well-established fact. Imagine two scenarios: Farmers who grow a small crop independently produce less food and therefore they need to charge higher prices to pay their bills. Farmers who plant huge acreage and use sophisticated machinery have power to produce tons of food. Modern technology enables them to produce more food with less costs. They use modern technology that generates more food at less cost — and — pass those benefits onto consumers in the form of lower prices. Large-scale retailers, likewise, access modern technology to generate goods on large scale and pass those benefits onto consumers. People can enjoy the low costs and improve their quality of life just by not listening to leftists.