Markets are Progressive and Inclusive: The cost of the Market- the Increase in Urban and International Violence

In this essay we will discuss the drawbacks of a self-interest market like capitalism and how, if not controlled, has and will continue to lead to violence on both the local and international level. We will show how self-interest markets are neither always progressive (especially the third world markets) nor inclusive simply because the benefits are not shared by all the stakeholders. This treatise is split into two main parts. The first aims to show, on a local (urban) level, how the markets tend to discriminate against certain people creating classes where one is given more power and control whilst the rest are forced to labour with little or no say in how their use is placed. Using 18-19th century England as an example we see how, without proper governing, the few who acquire the power to control the labour force usually do not act in the interests of the labour and how this alienation inevitably forces the alienated to desperate measures- usually through an uprise against those in power. Furthermore, we will see how governments, though they are expected to, are not always objective and so do not always act in the interests of the majority and powerless population. The second section aims to extend the first onto a global level showing how the richer nations exercise their power to take or maintain control over assets which alienates whole nations. Finally, we will see just how willing they are to engage in violent means to protect such assets. However, it must be highlighted that this treatise is not concerned with conspiracies or the like but rather appeals to the reality of the markets we trade in using concrete evidence to support the views expressed.

Both sections are concerned with showing that the nature of human beings is to act, primarily, in their own self interest and how, if given the power to do so and not held accountable, others...