Wealth for Self
or is it for society?
It is a basic part of capitalism that items are produced for sale. When items are produced in industrial capitalism of the 19th and 20th centuries, this is done at the behest of a self-interested party which is a “self” or a person. My reference is to the person owning, running, and operating the enterprise. Thus, enterprises are usually operated by a “self.” This is actually very important to understand.
But production for thousands of years had not functioned that way. In previous eras it does not work that way. In this more traditional…