Capitalism Has a Big Problem

Jon Mertz
The Startup
Published in
4 min readMay 21, 2019

--

Editor’s note: This is the first of a five-part series examining the Capitalism Problem and what everyone needs to know about its shortcomings and opportunities.

Photo by Alex on Unsplash

Capitalism is a system that produces economic and moral value.

Conceptualized by Adam Smith, Milton Friedman narrowed the focus of capitalism to two principles: maximize shareholder value and limit government involvement.

--

--

Jon Mertz
The Startup

I am an experienced business leader and educator who challenges myself and others to lead more effectively and ethically in a complex and dynamic world.