A Critical Crisis in Capitalism? Probably Not
It’s popular at the moment to jump on the band-wagon of ‘Capitalism is Over.’ America has become in many ways a band-wagon nation, instantly for or against systems and philosophies that deserve a bit more quiet contemplation.
Why all the commotion and why all of a sudden?
Life in the United States is in a state of flux which is, in my view, perfectly normal for a growing and inventive society. But ‘growing and inventive’ is, in itself, unsettling. The comforts of daily life are a bit unhinged at the moment, but those hinges have been squeaking for a good long time. WD-40 where are you when we need you?
Consider the laundry-list of wrongs needing righting:
we don’t actually produce much anymore, because
we have allowed ourselves to be styled as a ‘consumer’ nation and
that sad fact ripped the middle class, upon which much depended,
such as the single-wage-earner family and
children expecting (and motivated) to do better than their parents,
which led to a wildly unbalanced income and wealth ret…