Capitalism Essay Topics

Critique of Capitalist Economy

Introduction Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels were great supporters of communism and were opposed to the capitalism way of economic system because they believed that it was a way of exploiting the poor and benefiting the rich in the society[1]. They did a lot of work as philosophers in addressing religious, political and economic issues…. View Article

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Maximilian Carl Emil Weber (1864-1920) was a renowned German political economist whose works are still influential in the field to date. He is credited among the founder of the modern study of public administration and sociology. In his analysis on religion, Weber wrote an essay on The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism wherein… View Article

The Triangular Trade and its Significant Effects on U.S. History

According to Adam Smith, the discovery of America and the Cape route to India are ‘the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind.’ The importance of the discovery of America lay not in the precious metals it provided but in the new and inexhaustible market it afforded for European commodities… View Article

Comparison of Marx, Durkheim and Weber

Marx, Weber, Durkheim, introducing the godfathers of sociology. Three of the most influential theorists that are debated on and about till our present time. How have three very different individuals in history have maintained the template as we know it to understanding society, which has been over three centuries old? How is it that three… View Article

Capitalism and Individualism in Robinson Crusoe

In popular imagination Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe has become an adventure story for children, for which the original novel is not responsible, but the abridged and bowdlerized versions must be blamed. A close reading of the original text reveals a novel of enormous significance. In many ways the novel can be said to be defining… View Article


A society is capitalist if most production is carried on by employees working with means of production (equipment and materials) belonging to their employer, producing commodities which belong to the employer. (Employees: those whose services are treated as commodities. ‘Labour is a commodity like any other’, ‘an article of trade’ – Edmund Burke, Thoughts on… View Article

Latest Trends in Wound Dressings Global Market

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Capitalism vs Socialism

Capitalism compared to Socialism is the best format for the economy. When the two are looked at side by side they both have strong pros and cons. When looked at in a functional format to the economy and the real way that they would work, I believe, that capitalism would provide the best options. The… View Article

Mixed Economies

1.Background A command economy is a type of economic system in which the government centrally plans, manages, controls and makes all country’s economic decisions. Tom Gorman. (2003). In this economic system, the central government ensures that economic decisions benefit the welfare of the society. This is done by deciding on the production of goods and… View Article

Capitalism and Socialism

Two main economic systems have been developed since the Industrial Revolution, these are Capitalism and Socialism. Both systems have advantages and disadvantages, this essay will explain these, and also give my proposals for a mixed system for the whole society of the United Kingdom. Capitalism Capitalism generally started as an economic system in the United… View Article

Bible Project

1. The difference between self-interest and selfishness could perhaps be best described as the difference between a desire to be monetarily successful and voracious greed for every last penny. Self-interest is when someone wants more for themselves, regardless of what it is they desire. A person could want more money, a bigger television, faster computers,… View Article

Capitalism: A Love Story

In class Ms. Crosdale sat us down to watch a documentary by the great Michael Moore “Capitalism: A Love Story.” To be quite honestly at first I wasn’t very interested in it until I started to hear little things like people losing their jobs and companies taking out life insurance on their employees unknowingly. I… View Article

Capitalism—a Propaganda Story

Michael Moore is the Leni Riefenstahl of our time. Or, perhaps he would be better characterized as a Bizzaro World Leni Riefenstahl, because while she propped up with propaganda the political powers of her time, Moore uses the same techniques to bring down the powers of our time, be it GM (Roger and Me), the… View Article

Capitalism Discursive

Capitalism is a system that promises equality for all, but some believe that this is only a promise of false hope. The way that people view this statement varies. The view that capitalism is a system that only benefits those who are already wealthy is a concern that many have. While this view is held… View Article

Classical Political Economy

Publication of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations in 1776, has been described as “the effective birth of economics as a separate discipline.”[108] The book identified land, labor, and capital as the three factors of production and the major contributors to a nation’s wealth, as distinct from the Physiocratic idea that only agriculture was productive…. View Article

Marx and Weber’s Analyses of the Development of Capitalism

Capitalism is defined as ‘An economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit.’ It is based on the division between two classes, one of which owns the labour of the other. Not only do the upper classes, or the bourgeoisie, own the means of physical… View Article

Creative Capitalism

In an essay for TIME Magazine entitled “Making Capitalism More Creative,” multi-billionaire computer tycoon turned philanthropist Bill Gates (2008) espouses the potential for capitalism to flex and adapt in ways that can help address the needs of the poor or those in the developing Third World by creatively responding to them as markets with their… View Article

Howard Zinn Chapter 13 Analysis

Zinn opens chapter with the recognition that “war and jingoism might postpone, but could not fully suppress, the class anger that came from the realities of ordinary life”. Despite the brief interlude that momentarily quelled class conflict, the issues at home had never been resolved and resurfaced with a vengeance. More and more writers were… View Article

Ethical Egoism and Capitalism

Ethical egoism, in general, is suggestive that every individual would act according to his or her own interests. According to the proponents of ethical egoism, every individual or any group will always be pushed to promote one’s own personal interests regardless of how others would view their decisions. However, a personal interest is viewed as… View Article

Max Weber: A Short Biography

Being a man with great aspirations, Max Weber’s life was filled with complexities and complications. Therefore, it is worthy of one’s time to explore the reasons of his success, a revolutionary thinker of the 19th century whose theories still remained as the subjects of interest among academics of the new millennium. In this paper, we… View Article

Christian Ethics

1.What is the difference between self-interest and selfishness? Why is this distinction important when considering the competitive market economy as appropriate for a society? a.Self-interest is when someone is trying to protect their interest, but they also take into account how it may affect others. Whereas selfishness is where one makes decisions based on one’s… View Article

Competetion Commission of Pakistan

CCP Introduction The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) was established on 2 October 2007 under the Competition Ordinance, 2007 which was later transformed into Competition Act 2010. With competition and consumer protection jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy, the Commission deals with issues that touch the economic life of every Pakistani. About CCP….. The… View Article

The Postmodern Proletariat

ABSTRACT Although the landscape of the business world has changed dramatically, there is disagreement among scholars as to whether Marx’s theory of alienation still applies to the current workplace environment. Although the advent of unions and teamsters groups, employee stock options and ownership sharing plans, and job benefits seem to ameliorate working conditions thereby minimizing… View Article

Labor Unions

In the years of Post-Civil War the United States was on a path of capitalism, big-business, and becoming a Global Force that all countries would begin to recognize as powerful. Though this time period shown progression for industry and for the U.S. economy it also marked a rise of the working class, and of social… View Article

Social Inequality

The ST Interview of Associate Professor Aneel Karnani of the University of Michigan in The Straits Times (14 Sep 2011) offers additional thoughts on what’s happening with regards to social inequality in Singapore. Social mobility and social inequality are interlinked. High social mobility is a tool to lower social inequality. According to Professor Aneel, income… View Article

Why Inheritance Undermines Capitalism

In this writing Haslett discusses the problem of inheritance undermining the economic theory of capitalism. He acknowledges wide gaps in the distribution of income, but introduces even larger gaps in the distribution of wealth as a greater problem. Haslett supports this accusation by proving inheritance conflicts the three most important values of capitalism. He proposes… View Article

Custom Relationship Between Business and Society

The world today believes in change and liberation due to beliefs and values of every society, the quality of living based on individual decisions and moral values are critical in building and of business relationship. It is therefore vital to understand how business and society can be governed and all manner of people and races… View Article

Fruitless Unions from 1875 – 1900

Late 19th century America was a time of both industrial prosperity and poverty among workers. It was run by grasping corporations and proprietors. Workers found themselves alone, amidst the rest of the nation, merely individuals under the control of the lavish Rockefellers and Carnegies. Entire families found themselves working 10 hours a day, 7 days… View Article