Is the capitalist mode of production unjust?
I'm interested to hear people's personal philosophies on this...
My gut response as a person who is not an expert on this subject is that it is an injustice. The justification for this mode of production seems to be that people that own capital deserve to be rewarded and that rewarding people who develop new capital incentivizes the rest of the citizenry. My main problem is that I don't think these two notions justify the problems that capitalism causes. The other problem I have is that, while most folks will agree that innovators and risk takers need to be rewarded, I don't think most people agree that they deserve the amounts of wealth that some of the richest people have.
When they said "sit down", I stood up.