An unregulated capitalist is a dangerous capitalist. Those who seek to maximize their profits without taking into consideration the impact their products or services will have on the well-being and safety of those they sell their goods to are predators — often of the worst kind. History is full of horrendous stories about the impacts that thoughtless, predatory merchandising has wreaked on the public.

Our commercialized American social system needs oversight and regulation, and we need to exercise our right to hold manufacturers and service providers accountable for their failure to take the safety, health and well-being of their target market into account when developing products.

There needs to be a balance between the pursuit of profit and the social welfare of the people who are the buyers of goods and services. And as we all know, the purveyors of goods and services often care nothing for the impact their products have on the people. As long as nobody complains, they will keep selling goods that are unsafe or which damage the environment. Profit is King to our capitalists.

Member of the Medium Forum, varied interests, particularly preservation of American social equality and environmental preservation.

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