Capitalism And The Need For Rebellion And Protest

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National University Melodee Stewart HIS 320 Capitalism and the Need For Rebellion and Protest The culture of capitalism emerged from 1450-1930, is defined as, “culture of capitalism as sets of relations between capitalists, laborers, and consumers, each depending on the other, yet each placing demands on, and often conflicting with, the others” (Robbins). The culture of capitalism is based on the production and sale of commodities. This society and culture function with dedication to the idea that trade and consumption are the ultimate source to obtain a fulfilled life. Societies were transforming and the creation of the consumer, the role of the laborer, the rise of the capital controller and the creation of the nation state brought forth the the new global economic system and culture. The culture of capitalism spread like wildfire, affecting many different components of society. The effect it has on the different components of society can be seen in the greater social and economic inequalities, exploitation of the periphery, environmental destruction, and the spread of disease. These components breed rebellion and protest are still edemic. The culture of capitalism has created problems and for the majority of the problems turns a blind eye, despite the rebellions and protests. The current road we are on can not last. The inequalities are continuing to grow, we have mass environmental destruction, over-consumption, and the spread of disease all need to be addressed and
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