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Capitalism is Not Motivated or Driven by Selfishness

Updated: Aug 28, 2021

Capitalism is not motivated or driven by selfishness. It should also not be defended on the concept of "rational self interest" as attempted by some.

The word "selfish" has a clear meaning, which is:

"action, or motive, lacking consideration for others; CONCERNED CHIEFLY WITH ONE'S OWN (my emphasis) personal profit or pleasure."

This meaning is accepted by the vast majority of the earth's billions of inhabitants. Trying to change this definition is not only futile, but it is conceptually wrong.

I will elaborate in subsequent posts.

Michael Malgeri is the creator of the “Johnny Profit” series of children’s books, which teaches young people about Capitalism. He is co-founder of the #ROCKME movement, a network of emerging youth clubs that believe in the "Rewards Of Capitalism:Knowledge, MORALITY, Empowerment."

He’s also involved in projects that spread Capitalist ideas to the young people of Africa. Finally, he is the co-founder of the annual #GlobalCapitalismAwareness day event, the second of which takes place in October of 2021. Please visit his website at

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