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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 19. 2nd August 1973

What right to Profit?

What right to Profit?

Commerce studies at this University proceed from an unsound basis. The imperfections in the "free- enterprise" system are mentioned occasionally, but are studied in depth only when there is a chance to make a profit by learning from the mistakes of others.

The right of a company to make a profit has never been questioned. Many commerce subjects permit some questioning of the existing system, but the student who proposes an alternative system is met with an answer such as "well this is the system we've got and we've got to work in it. We can make it better and more efficient, but we can't change the system and besides it's the best type of economic system in the world." The answers to questions criticising capitalism are made in terms of the capitalist ideology, which is unsound at its very basis.