- Daniel Marques
- London Uk
- United Kingdom
Capitalism is still dominant. Isn't it time we changed to a more enlightened, less greedy system?
The world is ruled by capitalism. Every country is, in one way or the other, a part of the capitalist machine. Debt or credit is the problematic system of Earth today and, if you look into it, you will usually find that most of today's major problems are due to the way we have developed into a capitalist world. Communism as seen today is not what was ever meant by Marx or Engels. A more fair/ equal society (socialistic) was meant for an advanced capitalist society such as the UK. Yet whenever I start asking why we don't consider changing to a more equal society people start throwing around "totalitarianism-tenancies" and "didn't work for Stalin".
I read into it and it's pretty obvious to me why they all failed. But more importantly I realise (as I'm sure many others do) why if worked out democratically and in stages, would not be susceptible to the historical problems of other attempts. We learn from history. Only by educating more of the promises of a new system could we plan to stop hunger and poverty in the world. Too many people have given up on changing capitalism, despite the inherent flaws in the system (boom-bust cycles) which just leads to more poverty, debt and war and the top 1-5% of the rich becoming richer.
Please tell me there are others in the TED community that have similar thoughts. And what could we do to work on a system that could be proposed in the future. Perhaps there's a think tank working on it now?