Capitalism involves voluntary exchanges.
Vendors don’t have to supply a company.
Employees don’t have to work for a particular store.
Customers don’t have to shop there.
Each of those people do so because it provides value to them. The business in turn creates value for everybody it deals with, not just investors.
From the book Morality of Capitalism, available free from Students for Liberty here , here is one of many great comments from John Mackey, co-founder of Whole Foods:
Putting it generally, successful businesses create value. (more…)