After watching socialism and capitalism, looks like they both fail in idealizing human beings, markets or goverment(in resume human beings). European countries are mixed economies and USA surpasses England implementing Mixed economy not capitalism. The American School (also known as the National System) is the economic philosophy that dominated United States national policies from the time of the American Civil War until the mid-twentieth century as the country's policies evolved in a free market direction. It consisted of a three core policy initiatives: protecting industry through high tariffs (1861-1932) (changing to subsidies and reciprocity from 1932-1970's), government investment in infrastructure through internal improvements, and a national bank to promote the growth of productive enterprises. During this period the United States grew into the largest economy in the world, surpassing England (though not the British Empire) by 1880. I find free markets very viable, but not in vital areas like health, education and enviroment. Taiwan implemented socialist principles of education and health at the same time with market economy. So what you think people? PS: Why USA dont whant to explore anymore the space?