Stephen D. Morrison
Author & Theologian
We are all blessed by the labor of others. We are blessed by the labor of farmers, construction workers, factory workers, etc. The best economic system will be one that rewards and encourages people to work hard to produce and create. If the human heart were perfect and redeemed, then it wouldn’t matter which economic system you used, because everyone would work hard and be generous. However, since people are selfish, liars, cheats, lazy and fallen(my experience) the best economic system is that which rewards each person for his labor, and which does not penalize labor, or hinder labor with onerous rules and regulations. Let each person be generous with the fruits of his labor as he sees fit. If the state overly taxes labor then that discourages labor. In a free society(true freedom and true capitalism) everyone would be able to live their life as they see fit and labor would be encouraged and duly rewarded and we would all be blessed by the labor of others. In such a society those who wish to live in communes and be communists would be able to do that without forcefully imposing their values on others. However, communes and communist societies fall apart 99% of the time, usually with the death and destruction of tens of millions of lives as we saw throughout the 20th century.