EconomicActivities On Small Businesses

Aneconomy entails the manufacture, supply and consumption of servicesand goods by various representatives in a particular country orlocation. The representatives can range from persons, organizations,companies, or governments. A transaction is required between two ormore parties for an economy to run. These transactions are throughthe use of labor, capital or natural resources they are controlledby supply and demand. In this paper, I will mainly discuss on twotypes of economic systems which are capitalism and socialism.

IdealisticCapitalist Economy

Acapitalist economy is a financial system based on a market made up ofpeople as the buyers and corporate businesses or even private ownersas the sellers. (Koslowski,2013)The services and goods supplied are supposed to lead to profit. Theprofit gained is then reinvested back into the market. In anidealistic capitalist economy, the government does not meddle in anyaffairs in the free market the owners make all the decisionsconcerning production, investments, and distribution. An idealisticcapitalist society needs a continuous manufacture and buying chainfor it to function well. The main advantage is consumer choicepeople decide what they will consume.Ultimately this leads to furthercompetition and better services and products. This move providesefficiency in the economy by cutting back charges and circumventingwaste.

Eventhough the government is not supposed to meddle in the affairs of afree market, it plays a crucial role in regulating the market. Theywork to protect markets from crashing for the sake of upcominggenerations. They balance any dangerous disparities or any imbalanceddistribution of the nation’s wealth that occurs between the poorand the rich. Crises in the economy are called market disastersexamples include an externality, monopolies and imbalanceddissemination of revenue. Governments’ in market economies canencourage effectiveness and fairness by eradicating such glitchesproduced by failures in the market system.

Externalitiesare any activities that affect people either for better or worsewithout compensation for their actions. It occurs when the personalcharges or paybacks are not equivalent to the social charges orpaybacks. For example, excess air pollution from a factory withlittle consideration for public health, such companies should befined for their actions so as to mitigate the effects their factorieshave on the environment. The second instance is a monopolythis is the extent to which a corporation or conglomerate has on thecharge and manufacturing choices in a particular trade. Whenmonopolies conspire to lessen competition or force companies out ofthe industry, the government can put in place antitrust guidelines.These policies will work to improve commercial competence. The finalinstance talks about the means in which the entire fortune of a stateand earnings is dishonorably and unevenly disseminated amid a fewpersons. As much as a market tries to uphold competence, this doesnot guarantee that each person will have access to basic amenities.Wealth is then dependent on one’s talent or inherited wealth,sometimes gender or even worse, a person’s skin color. The regimecan attain a more proper dissemination of financial wealth viapolicies and regulations examples include a welfare system andincome tax.

Economicindicators are statistical data that is used to understand theinvesting potentials of an economy. They also judge the general vigorof the economy in question. They are “The Gross Domestic Product”(GDP), “The Consumer Price Index” (CPI), and unemploymentstatistics.

Quantitydemanded is the sum of services and products required for a precisefee. A high rate ends in a lesser amount required, and vice versa. Itis related directly to “the law of demand,” it affirms the demandand price are related inversely.


Thesources of manufacture are possessed by communal enterprises or thegovernment, and persons are compensated based on their singularefforts. (Nove,2003).In a socialist economy, there is an equal chance for everyone tosucceed. Huge industries are communal in nature. Any profits fromthem are channeled back to the benefit of the entire society. Acentral authority organizes the economy. All socialists considerinequality as harmful for any civilization.The administration is incharge of decreasing it through programs that assist those consideredweak. The upside of socialism includes abundant efficiencymanufacturing resolutions are coordinated and planned by a dominantdevelopment authority headed for achieving a precise goal.

Aprice floor is the lawful least amount stipulated by a state foroffering or receiving certain goods and services. When it is ineffect, businesses gain limited profits. Small profits make it harderfor employers to provide many jobs in the labor market. Unemploymentrises as a result of the price floor.

Applicationin Real Life

Duringthe 2008 slump, governments stepped in to help small businesses andits people to mitigate the losses incurred as a result of the massivedebts they could not pay off. This example shows how the governmentdecisions can affect businesses and economies.


Inboth capitalist and socialist economies, the government and itscentral bank play a crucial role in the prevention of marketfailures. Without them, anarchy would be the order of the day, wherethe powerful feed off the weak.


Koslowski,P. (2013). The Theory of Capitalism in the German Economic Tradition:Historism, Ordo-Liberalism, Critical Theory, Solidarism. SpringerScience &amp Business Media.

Nove,A. (2003). The Economics of Feasible Socialism Revisited. Routledge.