How can we rescue American Capitalism from its current problems? The first thing to do to fix American capitalism is to know what capitalism is. Capitalism is an economic system market by private ownership, in which a free market distributes good. Although capitalism helped out the lives of citizens in America during a very bad economic time, it hasn’t always helped Americans. There are billions of people in our country that need help each and every day, but they are stuck in poverty. Government and non-profit organizations play a very important role in helping the billions of Americans that need help each day. However, if the government (or non-profits) were to work individually, it would take two to three times longer to help. There are many types of capitalism but the main ones that mostly everyone knows are free-market capitalism, state capitalism, and social market economy. Free-market capitalism is a free-price system where demand and supply are allowed to reach equality without the government interfering. State capitalism consists of a state-ownership of profit-seekers that operate very capitalistic in a market economy. Social market economy acts as a free-market, normally, where the government intervention in price formation is kept to a minimum but the state provides for moderate to extensive provision of social security, unemployment benefits, and recognition of labor rights through collective bargaining schemes. One problem that many Americans think is wrong with capitalism is that it fails to respond to the needs of people. A solution to fix this problem would be to open up companies to let the people speak up and say the things that are truly going wrong. Although companies do allow these meetings to happen approximately once a year, the people don’t always get heard to the full extent that they should. When Americans do speak up, only about one-quarter of it gets heard and gets put to use. If we would all
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