A lot of the worlds problems are laid at the feet of capitalism, but when you look at if governments did not distort markets so much we might have more of a healthy equilibrium.
People blame capitalism for how we are living beyond our means both by over-reliance on debt and over-use of natural resources.
But who is really the one constantly pushing for endless growth?
Why do we have constant inflation that punishes businesses and individuals who choose to save,
thus incentivising higher risk behaiviour and increasing the amount of shareholders who just want money for nothing and damn everything else?
Because governments are always borrowing.
What does globalism rely on more than anything else?
What do supply chains rely on?
Who builds the infrastructure?
Where do people get the money to spend on things they don`t need?
In a great deal of cases at least partly from the state.
The technology that made smartphones possible was developed by the US government.
The internet still relies on the US millitary to function as does GPS.
Large corperations can only exist in the way they do because international pressure means they are not required to pay much real tax while smaller firms do.
Why do people have confidence in the current system?
Because the government always uses taxpayers money to shore up the rotting facade when it breaks and regulates to wall-paper over the cracks.
Who makes overly cautious food standards that means perfectly good food is thrown away?
Who subsidies fossil fuels and airlines?
Who designs infrastructure largely for cars and often makes walking/cycling/riding incovienient, unpleasant or dangerous?
Those that rule us often have vested interests and give unfair advantages to certain companies.
State run education systems don`t tend to give a shit about the pursuit of knowledge only turning the pupils into good economically productive citizens and ticking boxes.
The state run eduation system means anyone not intent on following a highly consumerist lifestyle is going to be an outcast while they are at a highly impressionable age.
Forigen policy is highly inluenced by commercial interests meaning taxpayers money is used to distort markets in other countries.
Very few countries if any really have that much of a free market system.
I`m just tired of people of saying capitalism has failed when much of what they identify as capitalism relies so much on the state.