By Colton Pickard
When someone thinks of capital, they might think of money or investments, but capital is more than money. The American Left has turned capital into an evil word, and if someone owns capital, then they're evil too. In today's America, capital isn't owned only by greedy millionaires and billionaires. Many average Americans own capital too.
A capitalist is simply someone who owns, is striving to own, or supports owning capital, which is more than just money. Capital can be anything that helps make a business succeed. For restaurants, capital can be cooking equipment, a chef's knife, a payment processing system, or delivery trucks. The more capital a business owner has, the easier and more efficient it is to produce a product. If it's easier and more efficient, then the product will also be cheaper for the consumer, and both the producer and consumer of the product will have more money left over.
When a business owner gains more capital, they're doing it in hopes to cut down production costs and ultimately lead to offering a cheaper product to the public and saving more money for the average American. Thanks to this capitalist system, you, the consumer, have more money to spend elsewhere.
Without free market innovation from the companies that create the tools to make millions of other businesses across America more successful, your everyday products wouldn't be as cheap or readily available. The free market will always be more innovative, efficient, and effective than the government. The free market puts what is best for its customers first, where the government prioritizes itself over the people. The free market wants to make the lives of everyday Americans easier and offer its products at a reasonable price. Everyone benefits when a successful business and the free market takes advantage of its capital because not only is the cost of production lowered, but the cost of the product for the consumer will continue to go down.
Colton Pickard is a Journalism major with a focus in sports and politics at Middle Tennessee State University. Colton is involved with multiple political organizations on campus and is fighting for freedom and educating his peers on the real dangers of socialism.