: Where are you getting your example? No country in the world is currently capitalist, and there are no free markets.
And no country ever will Capitalism is not based on Free Association or Free exchange or Freedom, like youse would all like to believe. It began as a means for the new middle class to make a quick buck survived all previous attempts on it's life by convincing people it's interpretations of human nature etc. where correct, praising greed and utilising a useful "tennis partner" that exploited the good name of socialism to construct a capitalism of it's own.
Now that you've told people that "what ever it takes" satisfaction of selfishness is perfectly fine how the hell do you expect them not to go around making statism a norm?
:I'll assume(I know:ass-u-me, but I need to tell you something...) that you are talking about the US. The reason that so much effort is used to keep our system in place is because we have tried to create something between capitalism and socialism, and that can never work on it's own.
It's not something between capitalism and socialism, from what I've seen it's nothing but the old supply side economic monetarism with it's persistant tripartite sub (take from the needy taxpayer, worker, consumer and give to the greedy organised capitalist).