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Capitalism and the pursuit of profits

Capitalism is directed towards the pursuit of profits and unions are directed towards the rights of its workers. Discuss how these opposing viewpoints can be advantageous, yet destructive, to the business community.

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Basically we've got capitalism, where profits take precedence, and on the other side, unions, where employee rights are at the forefront. One of the first ways that this can be advantageous to a society is that when any two opposites pull different sides, it actually creates a balance of its own. If in the capitalist environment there were no unions, who would be looking out for the rights of employees, while the corporations were in the midst of aggressively pursuing profits?

This same principle can also be destructive, because there will always be a form of tension and segregation between the two, since by the very ...

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The solution provides a detailed discussion regarding capitalism and the pursuit of profits and unions, and how they are directed towards the rights of workers. Also discussed is how the opposing viewpoints can be advantageous, yet destructive, to the business community.

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