You references to capitalism concentrate on the high profile large corporations or organisations. But capitalism is not only that.
Do you have your own business? Do you employ staff? Do you have to cope, on a daily basis, with the myriad problems of making a living via your own business?
This is also capitalism, and is not to be maligned.
Not all capitalists are rich bankers.
Small business is not a problem, but the small businessmen are always reactionaries and support the corporations, who are often their worst enemies. 83% of small businessmen vote Republican in a recent survey. If small businesses can be limited and controlled by the state and kept from getting too large, they can be a real benefit to an economy.
Vietnam has a family based system in place. Most businesses are run by families – frankly, small businesses.
Cuba is opening up a lot to small businesses.
It’s a great thing, but you need to control it to keep them from getting too big to where you have gigantic business interests that control society.
The whole Marxist notion that small businesses are some sort of enemy class is just crazy. They hardly exploit anyone, and they are an excellent engine of growth.
Further, competition is ferocious among small businesses. Hence, small businesses compete to be good to customers. After all, if they are crappy to customers, people will just go somewhere else. They often try to give you good deals, free work, the personal touch and all that.
In addition, small businesses often treat labor pretty well for some reason, possibly also due to competition. Small businesses often compete on how well they treat their employees.
When businesses get large, severe abuse of employees, customers and society sets in, especially in the case of monopolies. There’s no need for huge corporations or monopolies to treat customers well. Why bother? And there’s no need to treat employees well. They are competing with other corporations who are competing to see who can treat employees worse.