03/17/2019 (Sun) 18:32:58
No system is perfect, almost every nation has a top-down system, where there are rich and there are the working class. Not condoning this, but its not any better in any other country today either. The grass always looks
greener on the other side.
What the US has today is hardly capitalism anymore. Capitalism died a slow creeping death. In the 1970s Nixon de-pegged the US dollar from the gold standard, in the 1980s and 90s the US began industrial outsourcing moving our industry/jobs to other countries (over 60,000 factories closed in the last 12 years alone), during this industrial destruction in the US the government heavily subsidized food, housing and benefits for those without jobs (welfare), the US now having the biggest welfare state on the planet right now with little over half of the US adults actually working today.... keep that son of a bitch fact in mind.... the US then has blatantly gone into deeper and deeper debts over the last two decades, we have more debt than GDP today (thats third world status as far as economics goes folks).... and because our politicians are fully corrupted, every regulation, tax cut, corporate subsidy, law in place goes to benefit the rich who consolidated the wealth by screwing over America by selling us out. As a matter of fact, many bureaucrats in our own government have been corporate lobbyists at one point or another.
Right now we have a plutocracy, a totalitarian one at that, where the government makes sure the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor and dependent.