Friends and Enemies of Capital

There are many people who speak, and many who think, there are many who argue and many who condemn, but there are few who really know. I speak about the concept of what capitalism is.

The word Capital begins to be spread by Karl Marx, but previously there was hardly any reference to this denomination. In the end, Capital can be defined as market, commerce, or any other element that means trading goods.

Such a simple definition, but that ideologies have taken it out of context and that have allowed the generation of true fallacies, monsters, or distorted images about that denomination.

That is why, surprisingly, markets do not react to political ideologies, but, yes, to the enemies of capitalism or the free market, and these are not what people normally believe.

Within the free market, or friends of market, there are three ideologies that raise their acceptance differing exclusively in the social model on which to manage that capitalism, so we have from the ideologies of social support such as Social Democracy that imposes a payment to capitalism stay free; Conservative ideology that considers that social support must come from the improvement of market or capital returns; and finally, the least tolerant of social custody, the Liberals, who propose that the market system itself locates to society and makes it evolve and improve without having to be supported by the state paternalism of the other two ideologies.

With any of them, financial markets feel comfortable and simply their reaction depends more or less positively on industries more similar to one or the other ideology.

On the contrary, there is an ideology that derives in two different ones that it considers unfeasible to leave the market free, that society must be supervised so that the market does not surpass the system, call itself power, call itself society, or like any ideologist related to these thoughts I can justify such guardianship. This guardianship derives from an extreme thought of Social Democracy where the thinker believes that society does not have its full capacity to manage freely, and that is where the first of the two ideologies appears.

The state becomes a guardian, that is, it allows society to manage that capital or market, but with the tutelage of the state so that society can benefit from its results, this, with the surprise of many people, is National Socialism , that is, bring Social Democracy to a control of the State, of the Nation power, hence the National Socialism was born. Recognizes private property but always subject to state discretion.

Finally, there are people those who consider that the market should not be participated by the State, instead of that, it is the State that makes the market, with which we enter into the destruction of private property for the salvation of society, this ideology is Communism .

While some may consider the analysis wrong, I am not talking about historical parties, applied ideologies, or anything like that, I am talking about the Capital concept, its friends and its enemies. I do not enter to discuss fascism, Nazism, Bolshevism, Maoism, Menchevism or any distortion that society has made of ideologies.

What does happen is that the markets, against these last two concepts react negatively, since it is focused on a control that will not allow it to develop freely but based on the weakest link in the chain that rotates the state. This concept about the weakest link, which many try to ignore in this type of ideology, is the reality of the negative reaction of the financial and economic markets.

From here that everyone continues to think about what they want freely, but that everyone understands how the financial and economy system will react to the different aspects that threaten Europe, with more presence the enemies of the free market have, easier that the financial structure and economic Europe will be threatened in the medium term.