How Capitalism Causes Crime

Crime is something that we all have to deal with, but have you ever thought about why there’s so much of it? The answer might surprise you. You’ve probably heard the phrase “it’s not the crime that kills you—it’s the punishment”—but what if we could reduce crime by punishing its causes rather than its perpetrators? This post will explore some ways in which our economic system contributes to crime, and it will also offer some solutions for how capitalism can be reformed to reduce crime. Hopefully this post inspires you to think differently about how we approach people who break laws and punish them for their crimes.

Capitalism changes the way we relate to other people.

Capitalism changes the way we relate to other people. It can make us more selfish, competitive, aggressive and violent. It also makes us more isolated from each other.

Capitalism requires that we compete for work in order to survive. This competition creates a situation where some people will lose out – no matter how hard they try; others will get ahead if they’re willing to go further than others are willing to go in order to get ahead; and some will get ahead while stepping on their friend’s backs in order not just survive but thrive: becoming rich enough so as not ever again have to worry about whether or not there’s enough food on the table tonight when you come home from work – or even today if your boss decides today is the day he wants his secretary fired because she’s been talking too much about how unfair things have become since he started working here four years ago…

If you don’t have enough money, you may turn to crime.

You may be thinking, “but how can crime be a symptom of poverty? If people are poor, they don’t have money to buy things or go on expensive vacations. They only want to steal because they’re greedy!” Well, this is where you would be wrong. Here’s why:

If you don’t have enough money, you might turn to crime. If there isn’t enough food around and everyone has been eating the same thing for days or weeks at a time, then some people will start stealing so that they have something different to eat even if it means getting caught. If someone doesn’t have access to clean water or soap then they might break into houses because those items are necessities that aren’t available anywhere else (except maybe in other countries). When there aren’t any jobs available these days due to outsourcing overseas then what choice do we have but turn criminal? It’s either sit around doing nothing all day long while waiting for your benefits check from Social Security every month -or- take matters into your own hands by doing something productive instead.”

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When people are jobless and poor, they are more likely to commit crimes.

People are more likely to commit crimes when they are jobless, poor and both.

In the last ten years, there has been a lot of research conducted on the relationship between unemployment and crime rates. As is commonly known, when people lose their jobs or have trouble finding work in a particular area, they sometimes turn to illegal activities such as drug dealing or theft in order to make ends meet. The same goes for those who live in areas where opportunities for employment are scarce: if someone lives in a poor neighborhood with no apparent way out of poverty, then he may end up committing crimes so that he can afford luxuries like food or clothing for himself or his family members.

However what’s less obvious is whether these factors combine together into something even worse—or whether one can predict how likely someone might be towards committing crimes based on knowing whether he/she was unemployed during a specific time period (e.g., “I was unemployed over this past year”), how much money he/she earned during said time period (“I made less than $30k”), etcetera…

Poor living conditions make people more likely to commit crimes.

Living conditions are another factor that can increase the chances of committing a crime. Poor living conditions, such as overcrowding and lack of sanitation, are linked to stress and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. These can make it more difficult for people to control their impulses or behave appropriately in certain situations.

Poor living conditions may also make it harder for people to get enough sleep or exercise regularly—both of which are important for staying healthy.

Capitalism causes loneliness and a lack of purpose in people’s lives.

You might be thinking: “But capitalism creates jobs. It gives people a sense of purpose!” In fact, capitalism does the opposite. Capitalism causes loneliness and a lack of purpose in people’s lives by virtue of its inherent nature as an economic system that prioritizes profit over human needs.

Studies have shown that loneliness is on the rise worldwide, but it’s especially acute in America (where we’ve seen a sharp increase since 2000). Loneliness is also associated with increased risk for heart disease, stroke, dementia and other health problems—which can be expensive to treat if you don’t have health insurance or money to pay for treatment out-of-pocket. When you’re working multiple service jobs just to pay your bills and aren’t able to spend time with friends or family who may be struggling with their own loneliness because they too are working multiple service jobs just trying not to go hungry or homeless… Well, that’s when things start getting scary!

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The point here isn’t whether or not capitalism causes these problems; we know it does! The question is why? Why do we allow this system into our lives at all? Why do we continue supporting policies which continue perpetuating these problems?

Capitalism puts people in situations where crime is useful in order to survive.

Capitalism puts people in situations where crime is useful in order to survive.

When you live under capitalism, your life and the lives of those around you are subject to market forces which determine who gets what and how much. These market forces are driven by profit-seeking behavior: companies will do whatever they can get away with in order to make more money for themselves. This means that if someone has a need that could potentially be met by an entrepreneur, there will be an incentive for them to find some way of meeting that need as cheaply as possible—and if this means breaking the law, then so be it!

When companies hire workers at below-poverty wages or fail to pay their taxes because “it’s not profitable enough,” they’re forcing those workers into poverty and therefore creating a situation where crime becomes a necessary survival strategy for many people who work for them (since they have no other means of supporting themselves). Similarly, when governments cut welfare programs while simultaneously implementing austerity measures and anti-labor laws such as union busting or right-to-work laws which further reduce wages—as is happening currently in America—they create conditions where crime becomes necessary because there aren’t any other ways to feed oneself or one’s family besides government assistance programs that have been eliminated by budget cuts (or never existed) in the first place!

When capitalism makes you hate yourself, you’re more likely to feel justified in damaging others.

You may be asking yourself, “How does capitalism cause crime?” In a capitalist society, it’s easy to see how the system can make people hate themselves. Capitalism pushes people to compete with each other as much as possible in order to succeed and feel validated. That’s why many of us have friends who say things like “I’m going to work my ass off this summer so I can get that internship and finally prove myself!” or “I know I’m smart enough to get into an Ivy League school—it just comes down to me getting over myself and applying.” We’re taught that our self-worth is based on awards and accomplishments, rather than just being ourselves. This is one reason why capitalism makes you hate yourself—you constantly feel like you need something more than you already have in order for others around you not only to respect you but also notice how amazing you really are (and in turn give them something else for their own self-satisfaction).

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Since we live in a capitalist society where competition is encouraged at every corner (we literally teach kids how important it is), it’s no wonder why there are so many examples where people feel justified using violence against others: from school shootings by teenagers who felt bullied by their peers for being gay or different; mass shootings carried out by men whose masculinity was threatened because they weren’t able

We should focus on keeping everyone out of poverty, rather than trying to store up wealth for a few of us at the top

In a capitalist society, the rich and powerful have a lot more power than the rest of us. The rich have more influence over politics, media and the economy. They also have more influence over laws. And they even have more influence over culture—think about how many of your favorite TV shows are made by companies owned by billionaires! This means that in a capitalist system it is easy for those who already have money and power to get even richer and more powerful still.

The result is that capitalism gives an unfair advantage to those who already have wealth: they can buy houses or cars without having saved up money first; they can buy expensive clothes without having earned an income; they can send their children to private schools or pay for tutors if there aren’t enough good schools nearby; they can spend thousands on holidays every year; etcetera (please continue this list).


The capitalist system can be a dangerous one, and it’s important for us to understand the ways in which it pushes people into crime. So often, we are told that crime is caused by character flaws or poor choices on the part of individuals, but we need to see how our economic system plays a role in this problem. If you think that capitalism causes crime, remember that there are things you can do to challenge it. You can donate time or money to organizations like ours, or even join us in our fight against poverty and inequality. Together, we really can change the world!

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