Apparently live more (combined number of years of life with intensity), those least prevent death.
The failure of communism did not determine the triumph of capitalism. Common sense says yes, but common sense is characterized as very convincing while false.
The greatest challenge to the capitalist system began when he lost his faithful companion, real communism of the Soviet Union (1989).
Left alone, capitalism faces a trial by fire. Since 1989, all the errors and horrors occur in this regime. Happiness too, but that does not count because the good news is no news.
From my point of view the greater longevity of capitalism due to its vocation of death. Note that communism ran as the system always rule the world. The same thing happened to Nazism ran as eternal and immortal child and suffered death.
Capitalism is deadly, ruthless, brutal, cruel, indifferent to the early death of his pampered participants. Serious and committed to capitalism governments do not practice protectionism traders who disappear devoured by competition, bad luck, incompetence.
The capitalist doctrine itself seems to have mechanisms extremist and desperate defense. The free market left to act as its main ideologue (Adam Smith) called the invisible hand.
Freedom of economic agents goes so far that could work against the regime itself without anyone stopping them. The laws regulating transactions protect operators from other operators, but there are no laws that protect the capitalist system from other systems.
Perhaps individuals with the same thing happening : live longer (combined number of years of life with intensity), those least prevent death.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): El capitalismo y el miedo a morir.
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