But it's all good, right? As long as the KKR billionaires are getting richer.
One of the aspects of the capitalism conversation I find interesting, is that the critical are slow to apply their logic to themselves. Rich people and corporations are an easy target, and we can all diss them and high-five, but the internal logic is the same for most of us, just on a smaller scale.
Selfish people are always someone else, somewhere else, someone richer with more money, never me.
So how do you build a sustainable world that works for the collective when human nature is basically such that individuals always prioritize themselves over the collective? How do you build a world with minimal inequality, when there is natural inequality in how well people are able to exploit the environment, and inherent power disparities?
We can keep pointing our fingers at the other selfish people, but this just looks like an infinite loop to me where we're in a constant, thoughtless power struggle. Is there an answer beyond this type of thinking?
I may have to check out Giddens' Third Way at some point, maybe it has actual answers? I respect him as a Sociologist, and to date haven't seen anything else actually address this question.