Critique of Capitalism Pt. 2
Originally, I had planned to make my critique fit into one post. Unfortunately, the following issue proved much too vast to fit into one blog post.
Structural violence refers to systematic ways in which social structures harm or otherwise disadvantage individuals. Structural violence is subtle, often invisible, and often has no one specific person who can (or will) be held responsible (in contrast to behavioral violence). – structuralviolence.org
Structural violence exists in many forms. Capitalism creates perpetual and constant inequality by its structural design. Really, it’s rather simple to understand. Capitalism depends on the faulty sense of human nature stating that humans are inherently greedy and will always seek what is best for themselves. Everything is a competition in the monetary system. Due to this, there will be winners and losers inevitably. Essentially, this is the definition of inequality. Pro-capitalists like to argue that this is for the betterment of humanity as the overall well-being of life is raised for everyone. They may argue that capitalism has raised everyone’s standard of life, even though the gap of inequality continues to grow. While this is true, the poor today are better off then the wealthy from long before, this remains inadequate in solving the psychological and physical ramifications of inequality.