Capitalism, the Free Markets, Corporations, Rights and Freedom


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Capitalism, the Free Markets, Corporations, Rights and Freedom
This paper will compare and contrast two opposing viewpoints on the role of capitalism, free markets and corporations within your society and their impact on individual freedom. One point of view argues that the economic arrangement of capitalism and free markets promote political freedom and the freedom of the individuals, Milton Friedmans The Relationship Between Economic Freedom and Political Freedom will be the source for this viewpoint. The opposing point argues that the corporations, todays most obvious product, facilitator and benefactor of competitive capitalism and free market economy, have benefited the most in terms of political freedom and that they influence...
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..... the ordinary citizen a corporation is better protected from liability and often does not take responsibility of their adverse actions.
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The Corporation. Dir. Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott Joel Bakan. Big Picture Media Corporation, 2003