According to Yevgeny Bugaev's book, the essence of capitalist morality is individualism, careerism, worship of the monied and contempt for penniless. Some of the moral principles of capitalist societies are, “If you do not want to be a slave, try to become a slave-owner”, “dog eat dog”, and “each for himself”. Capitalism cripples people morally and humiliates their dignity.
Socialists or communists promote moral views which express the interests and ideals of all working humankind. Socialists believe that working man’s nature is originally devoid of loafer, mercenary, and hooligan instincts.
This knol will examine and facilitate discussion on the issue.
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