Capitalism is the most efficient system known to man for destroying the biosphere on a planetary scale.

@yogthos Capitalism can do good things too. I think Greed is the real culprit.

@yogthos You've really brainwashed yourself, haven't you.

@yogthos @zilti

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)

It's just not true.
Capitalism can't stop people from being greed, neither communism or any other leftist crap.

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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