Capitalism to me seems to be a natural development for humans. It's almost the only economical system where each person has an alleged equal chance at success. But is society built the right way? If we look historically on the psychological side of it, capitalism was a way to let people have free competition, it was a way to let people do what they wanted. It was a natural economical system that arose because of peoples need to have competition and to have their shot at doing what they wanted. But things didn't end up as planned, because monopolies occured, and suddenly the rich became richer and the poor became poorer. These days, capitalism is dead hard. You see it everywhere. But really, will humans allow any other system unless we rebuilt society under completely different terms? Each person when born into society, is getting pounded with the idea that you have to work to survive. You have to do your job in society, or get out. So then, a person doesn't have much choice, he must succeed to survive. Then we end up with a consumer environment, where each person buys other persons products, and if they don't like the product they go somewhere else. So obviously the one with the best product wins, and he becomes richer, while the other ones will go on to do other things. But do you think perhaps, that this is actually a good thing, or a bad thing? It's basically survival of the smartest, the original and the skilled ones. In some weird way, it actually contributes and makes everyone do a good job, not always, but many times we will see great products come out, and in some ways it brings humanity forward, but in return it eliminates the weaker ones. Is this the way we are supposed to live? If we want to end up as an intelligent, ever evolving race, then yes it is. If we want to focus more on humane ideas, and social issues, then it's not imo the right way to do things. We would need an equalizing apparatus of sorts, so that everyone could live happily and equally to eachother, and eliminate competition. Though that would eliminate any progress we could've made, but I ask you, is progress more important than the well being of a person? EDIT: I'd like to add the topics of discussion; is capitalism destroying human rights? Is humanity living as good as it should? Is competition good or bad on a grand scale? Was this actually the only way humans could have evolved? Is this at the deepest level an after effect of biology and psychology? What does this tell us about humans?