The actual longevity of capitalism could be explained by the wisdom to understand how we are really human beings.
In previous articles (1) I mentioned that, right now, capitalism is still a form of successful socio- economic organization. Something that brings health to the capitalist system is that it is designed for the interaction of people as they are and not as they should be.
From my point of view, socialism conceives a nonexistent player in reality but exists in the imagination of idealists, among those who would like us to be generous, honest, tolerant, caring, frugal, modest, restrained, respectful, humble, simple, moderate, enthusiastic, disciplined, helpful.
I repeat : the human being who imagine the Socialists only exists in the imagination of the Socialists, but does not exist in reality. Worse, most of the ideologues and promoters of socialism does not know that they have the necessary to live in that system characteristics.
On the contrary, capitalism sees a greedy, individualistic, hypocritical, unprincipled, prone to evade the rules, power-loving, comfortable, proud, cunning, fanned, pliable, quite unfaithful to ethics and morality, hedonistic man, funky but may risk when the gain is tempting, and eventually corporatist mafia, pretty greedy if it were not to succeed as trying too niggardly.
In other words, the (temporary) good health of capitalism could be explained by their realism and the (transient) poor health of socialism could be explained by their idealism.
Suicidal ambition of capitalism strongly conditioned to stimulate technological change destroy themselves and immediately recreate it.
As the system is exposed to so sudden and sometimes radical changes, followed by a rearrangement that seems to have toned, reliable prophecies are almost impossible and uncertainty is the predominant state.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): La transitoria salud del capitalismo.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.074)