Yes, you heard me correctly – capitalism actually SUPPRESSES creativity. How creative can you be if all of your time is spent working, just to pay the bills? Call it a “byproduct” of capitalism, but keeping the working man working is the only way capitalists can keep acquiring their wealth. Why change tried & true methods if you’ve already figured out how the game is rigged, as well and how you can bend the rules just a little bit in your favor, right?
Did any of the great philosophers in history have to work a second job? Few had to, because some of them were born into wealthy families.
Look at what any great writer is able to do, once he gets past the point of just working just to survive. Writing, especially a BIG writing project, is extremely time consuming and labor intensive. Could Tolstoy have written “War and Peace” if he had a regular 9-to-5 job?
Would Carl Sagan become a great writer and scientist if he was working as a plumber? Of course not.
The US government employed 130,000 people to create the first nuclear bomb. For comparison, the Apollo program employed 400,000 Americans and required the support of over 20,000 industrial firms and universities. Where would space travel be today if those folks had been employed (back then) in getting us to the moon, rather than trying to blow up another country?
It’s one thing if a person is unable to follow his/her dreams because they can’t afford it. It’s another thing when that person can’t follow their dreams because of their parent’s financial woes. That’s a “cycle of poverty” that can develop into “generational poverty”