There’s a difference between capitalism and money. Money is a tool, and capitalism is the catalyst of the middle class, the result of a strong democracy, and the backbone of American prosperity.
For starters, the words capitalist and middle class may as well be synonymous because you can’t have one without the other. Our way of life allows a poor woman, with a good idea and strong work ethic, to take investment from the upper-class and pay it out, through a business model, to her employees and suppliers – eventually raising their (and her) standard of living to that of the middle class. Capitalism doesn’t discriminate based on socioeconomic status, but will take ingenuity from any person and bring it into the market place for competition.