As the discussion explores capitalism encourages inequality in the pursuit of wealth and property and undermines Democracy and its pursuit of equality and a voice for all people. Voters allow the government to hear their voice by voting on the issues and the candidate that best represents their view on the issues. However, a voter discouraged by the economy and the government has a tendency not to vote and their voice is not heard. Is the government really listening to the people anyway? Political Parties take money to finance campaigns from wealthy businesses with the promise to provide something for that wealthy constituent. Capitalism creates an inequality in the distribution of wealth and a class system forms. Capitalism’s inequality subverts Democracy.
This paper declares that capitalism creates competition in society to obtain property and wealth, however, only a small percentage of citizens obtain wealth and prosperity. The uneven distribution of wealth and property created by capitalism causes the formation of a class system. The middle class is the majority of the democratic voice and the middle class voice should be the predominating voice in the democratic system. The wealthy finance the campaigns of the political parties or bribe them to gain a stronger voice in the government. This undermines democracies desire for equality and a voice for all citizens. The many decisions of the government effects what happens in the economy causing the free market to “imprison policymaking”.