Capitalism: A Social Analysis

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looking at capitalism from the economy point of view, with all the deregulations and freedom that allows for private ownership, it’s obvious to see the benefits it has on economic growth, but does it out weight the inevitable social costs that comes along with it. When the people in power becomes so selfish and based their actions on the sole purpose to attain more wealth and power without considering the affects it has on others, people suffer. People who are non-white or people whose lives are viewed as less or no value suffer, as mentioned in the journal, Flint, Environmental Racism, and Racial Capitalism, Laura Pulido described that some people’s lives are “so devalued that their “premature deaths” simply did not matter” to the capitalists. These negative affects not only exist in the form of racism but also in the form of sexism. When the…show more content…
Federici was much involved in the women’s movement and was well known for her argument on “wages for housework”. She mentioned that under this “unjust, unequal social-sexual division of labor” (Echeverria and Sernatinger 2014, 3) women are followed by this “unwaged condition” (Echeverria and Sernatinger 2014, 3), where even if they do find a job outside their homes, they are being paid less and it’s mostly “just extensions of housework” (Echeverria and Sernatinger 2014, 3). Her intention for this campaign of “wages for housework” is not only to expose the unjust labor division but to push for a “redistribution of wealth that would give women more power” (Echeverria and Sernatinger 2014, 5) which will forever change the dynamics between men and women as women will no longer need to rely on men to provide for them. It’s not hard to see that under capitalism and their division of labor, women faces sexism from the system as they are not able to provide for themselves even if they wanted
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