Over the past weekend, I was reading a very famous popular book by Peter Drucker, “Post-Capitalist Society”, which he had produced in 1993. Dr. Drucker is obviously a fan of capitalism, but he also approaches it from a free perspective. market and academic displacement simultaneously. As much as I resent his comments on “post-capitalism” and want to disagree with his conclusions in this paper, he mentions a number of good points. Okay, so let’s talk about this for a second, shall we?

Dr. Drucker tells us of a time period when capitalism reached its capital “C” as it was not just an economic term, but a socio-economic term as well. In fact, it was a noun and it is also a verb. Currently, he would say that we have a severe challenge in Washington DC with negative connotations that go hand in hand with the word capitalism, and it is very much a farce considering all that we are and all that we have built. There are many in Washington DC now, usually left-wing socialists or Democrats who refuse to capitalize the word capitalism in our nation’s capital.

It is as if they no longer feel that the word is honorable, and deliberately go to great lengths to show their discontent. In many ways, it could be said to show that the United States has lost its way and is following the European Union, South America, and other faltering socialist economies into the abyss. Remember, those people in Washington DC dictate a lot of policy and create the rules and regulations about business. In fact, they also make laws that include the social welfare of our society, which makes it even more alarming.

The word capitalism has been capitalized for over 100 years. Degrading the word, or calling it bad in the midst of class struggle with the intent to divide the people of this great nation, harms our nation’s history and our forward progress. I often find it interesting that those who have a socialist bent call themselves progressive, when socialism is in fact regressive in every respect. It hasn’t actually worked anywhere it’s been tested.

In this paper Peter Drucker insists that in the future we will have a knowledge-based economy, where knowledge is more important than skill, and yet I tend to disagree with at least half of his comments because they are the ones that “do” and their causality that generates greater productivity when doing, not those who sit down to think and analyze what was done before. One can sit and talk about how things should be in a perfect utopian world, but surely it will take a capitalist or venture capitalist to make it happen.

Also, allowing socialist intellectual thinkers – self-proclaimed in my opinion because I think it’s an oxymoron – dictate policies and destroy our monetary system in exchange for this futuristic knowledge-based economy is laughable. We have already discovered that knowledge is easily accessible and relatively free. Unless all the knowledge in the world is collected in one place and isolated from society where only a few people own the knowledge and thus can control the economy, then all knowledge will be owned by all people.

In this sense, all it does is level the playing field and make knowledge worthless, just a baseline, which isn’t really that bad. If everyone has access to the same knowledge, how can we build an economic structure on it? Many have said that America needs knowledge workers and that we must be the creators, innovators, and designers of tomorrow’s future. In other words, we will design and build everything, and it will be manufactured in labor-abundant places.

That will not happen, because if the knowledge is available everywhere, whether stolen for intellectual property theft, or specifically taught to other nations for reasons of freedom, it will still be universally known, and therefore there will be no advantage to the world. United States or the Western world. In other words, it is quite possible that a knowledge-based economy cannot exist with free and fair trade, or with knowledge distributed on the Internet around the world as it is today.

Also, other nations do not need abundant labor to produce and manufacture anything, because the next generation of robots will do all the work. In fact, we will soon learn that we have too many people on the planet who are not really needed for anything other than consumption, but who are worthless in a knowledge-based economy because their skill is no longer needed, and their knowledge is already used up. know, while robots can do the rest.

A utopian civilization or a global knowledge-based economy will not work; It’s not that it can’t work, it’s that we would have to destroy everything for it to work and create a new class system with similar problems, if not more. in the process, without knowing the final results therefore;

Peter Drucker is wrong!

It’s good that Dr. Drucker produced this book, and it was intellectually interesting to read, even though it was written in 1993, not meant to be a prediction of the future, but rather a warning of what it was and what it was. that was to come. as. Apparently he was wrong. It’s okay, it’s still worth reading, and I’d recommend it to anyone in that regard. They say that knowledge is power, but if everyone has the same knowledge, then everyone has the power and therefore there is no power at all.

This is a lot for the father who tells his Son that he is very special, and then the father tells the neighbor boy that he is special, and then his son asks; “I thought you said it was special?” And the father says; “You are special, and he is special, because everyone is special.” Then his son makes a statement of intellectual revelation; “If everyone is special, then no one is.”

Likewise, if everyone has the same knowledge, then the knowledge has no value. Interestingly, humans are putting all their knowledge online and making it available to the world. Even those who have specialized knowledge will find others with the same knowledge by putting it online, even if they keep their own knowledge to themselves. Therefore, their secret knowledge or skills that they possess are no longer secret at all, nor are they worth anything.

If we destroy our capitalist society, devalue our money, say we are entering an era of post-capitalism, and then show up at the door with the theory that; knowledge is power; then, in fact, we will be ruined and powerless. That doesn’t sound like a very good plan to me. And you? In fact, I hope you will please consider all this and think about it.