It is not Capitalism that causes the evils you quote, it is Statism, Big Government and its secret police, the CIA in this case. In a pure Capitalist system, there would be no Government, or least no Government interference in the market. All commerce would be between willing buyers and willing sellers of goods and services. There is no such thing as a pure Capitalist system today: all markets are distorted to a greater or lesser degree by Government taxes, wealth redistribution and expenditures. Socialism is a virus infecting every Capitalist system through the democratic voting system, rewarding politicians who promise more welfare, bread and circuses, and in the process, growing big government ever bigger. It is not capitalism you need to oppose, it is the excesses of a Government grown out of control, and gathering more power to itself. Note that the wars and foreign interference you oppose were increased under Obama, a supposed anti-Capitalist. In order to carry out the extra-judicial execution of Osama Bin Ladin, he authorised the CIA to impersonate Rotary Polio Plus vaccinators in Pakistan in order to collect DNA samples to identify Bin Laden. As a result of this the Taleban have murdered over 50 vaccinators as CIA spies, putting back the day when Polio will become extinct: it only exists now in Taleban-controlled areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The blood of 50 Rotary volunteers is on Obama’s hands, but I don’t blame Capitalism for this: I blame the over-reach of power-mad big Government. Big Government is a parasite on the Capitalist system, not a component of it.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

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