Capitalism and Externalities

Capitalism and Externalities

Capitalism has come under fire in the recent years in ways that I would not have predicted as I completed my college degree and entered the workforce. For so many years the idea of capitalism has been central to the American story and to American identity. It may not be perfect, but it has always … Continue reading Capitalism and Externalities

Self-Seeking Versus Unselfishness

"The world is so full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage."   Dale Carnegie wrote that line in his book How to Win Friends and Influence People. The line comes right after he describes a day where he encountered two … Continue reading Self-Seeking Versus Unselfishness

How Effective Altruists Capitalize on Capitalism

In his book The Most Good You Can Do┬áPeter Singer explains the way he thinks about economic objectives, equality, and how capitalism affects the American public. ┬áSinger is globally focused on reducing the suffering of people in extreme poverty and what he explains in his book is that the levels of extreme poverty seen in … Continue reading How Effective Altruists Capitalize on Capitalism