the capitalism <-> socialism opposition seems outdated. i prefer to think in terms of centralization vs decentralization. humans have evolved to perform best in small groups of less than 150 people. that's why wherever there's centralization and excessive hierarchy, there's inefficiency and underutilized human potential. capitalist monopolies and socialist dictatorships are equally bad. in a natural environment, every small community is able to produce an outstanding leader and an independent thinker //