Pray, tell me why Forbes Magazine is pedestaling Deepak Chopra? Yes, he wrote a book on leadership. But what brand of leader claims responsibility for a 7.2 earthquake in which people died? Either he is a quack and did not cause the earthquake or he is a murderer and killed innocent people with his once-dubious, now proven powers.
Capitalism prevails as a system that once vied, supposedly, with Communism for world dominance, yet its deep flaws remain. Three come to mind. Capitalism discourages equal access to wealth, leading to enormous gaps between rich and poor. The free market lacks a conscience, giving rise to inequalities of education, health care, and job opportunities. Finally, capitalism if unchecked promotes corruption, both economic and political.
Mr. Chopra comes from the Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore school of biting the hand that feeds you. But only publicly. Privately, the men shake that hand and smile as soft digits slip money delicately into their wallets. (In Yoda speak: Socialism for you, yes. Moneyed elite, I am.)
As in most matters, Sir Winston gets the last word:
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.