Capitalism is the most efficient system known to man for destroying the biosphere on a planetary scale.
And for the last 20 years there is at least one event per 10 year that confirms it. Example - the "Global financial crisis - 2008" (all the people that pay taxes paid the bill and are still paying):
My favourite part: "S&P argued that its ratings were protected under the First Amendment right to free speech, ..."
(sarcasm)The monumental arrogance of this statement deserves applause and admiration... (/sarcasm)
Communism is also quite efficient into destroying the biosphere. Pripyat is there to prove this.
In general I see the problem more related to uncontrolled greed than actually the system itself.
I'm unable to find a system which correctly addresses the greed problem, so that is something to think about.
As Orwell says: everybody is equal, but some are more equal. So essentially communism doesn't has any good solution to greed.
But I understand your argument and indeed some things in capitalism like stock market really drive more greed. A solution for that is hard unfortunately.
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