If we aren’t a capitalist economy then what are we? Basically we are a plutocracy that functions as a republic. Where we elect people to make all the decisions for us and they get to make appropriations of our tax dollars that then come back to get you and I the resources, infrastructure and services we all rely on. I doubt we would agree on much, I am not one to make excuses for why and what we can’t change. If anyone wants to be an apologist for capitalism and greed they are wasting their breath on me.