Benefits of capitalism

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Capitalism has many benefits compared with other economic forms:

  1. Capitalism is a safeguard against tyranny.
  2. Capitalism increases wealth of nearly everyone.[1][2][3]
  3. Capitalism actively rewards positive traits like hard work and ingenuity.[2] Similarly, it punishes negative traits such as laziness and theft.
  4. Capitalism is more compatible with democracy than other systems. In fact, there are few republics or democracies in the modern world that are not capitalistic.[1][2][3]
  5. Capitalism is more compatible with freedom of speech and Christianity than alternative systems.[1][3]
  6. Free markets are the natural state of trade. Unlike socialism, which requires government interference, capitalism can develop naturally. Therefore, capitalist societies tend to have smaller governments.[2]
  7. Free markets can conduct certain functions that are normally handled by the government. Therefore, capitalist societies tend to be more efficient and free from government control.[1][2]
  8. The competition between markets and businesses will create more productivity in the work place, allowing the rate of technological innovation to increase. This will cause the society to advance while the costs of goods and services will decrease.[1][2][3]
  9. Governments in capitalist societies tend to generate more wealth, since more wealth is being produced.[2] Therefore, capitalist societies tend to be stronger.[3]
  10. Capitalist societies usually do not have large black markets. Therefore, capitalist societies tend to have less crime.
  11. Capitalism has less regulation than socialism, and this allows businesses of all kinds to flourish.