I appreciate your lengthy and this time very personal reply. In any way I did not intend to offend you. It just happened that I have interest in politics since my early teen years; I read a lot, I was fortunate to meet many wise people, and as I write in my essay, I had versatile life experiences. I express my views in in a firmly manner, not to intimidate my readers, but to challenge them: prove me wrong.
I perceive your replies not as an attempt to prove me wrong, but as your reflection that you wish that the world would and could be better that it is. You see shortcoming of capitalism as we have it now. You sort of try to fly over my explanation that whatever is wrong with the capitalism we have is originating from the good intentions of people who tried to improve the naked brutal free market capitalism, by implementing in it what was perceived as a good part of socialism.
As a humanist, you want to believe that we should be able to come up with something better. As a humanist myself, I can assure you that there is nothing more humanistic than the political concept as laid down by our Founding Fathers when their outlined the political concept of the United States. I believe that every generation needs to go back to these fundamentals and define their meanings here and now. In today’s vocabulary it would translate to the fee market capitalism.
It is worth noticing, that about half of Americans would disagree with this my assessment.