Thursday, May 12, 2005

Capitalism and Moral Values

I'm sure many people have pointed this out before, but it always amazes me that the modern Republican Party is an alliance between social conservatives, who are concerned with preserving traditional values, and big business. It's ironic, because it seems to me that from the point of view of traditional values, unrestrained capitalism is the single most destructive force in our society. We are well aware of the amorality of big countries like Enron. But to the extent that pop culture (rap music, TV shows, movies) undermine traditional values, that is capitalism at work, not a liberal conspiracy. People choose to listen to rap music, to see those movies, to watch those shows. That's capitalism.


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