"Never was capitalism imposed on life as a system, or at all. It grew out of life, not all at once but gradually, and is therefore one of the great natural designs. When it was found and identified by such men as Adam Smith, who wrote its bible, and Karl Marx, who wrote its obituary too soon, it was already working."
Garet Garrett (1878 - 1954)
Two key words in that statement above: grew and natural.
Historically it grew where it had opportunity. Where would that have been? Where markets and voluntary exchange had more and more given opportunity. Where there was less and less dictatorial control.
SUCH IS STILL THE CASE TODAY!
And natural? That means what? It means not contrived, or caused, or made by humankind! It is something normal or expected.
IT HAPPENED NATURALLY BECAUSE OF HUMAN NATURE!
We are always trying to improve our position in the world and our condition in life!
We are always trying to improve our status in life, socially and otherwise.
We are always trying to create a better mouse trap than the one we are peddling now and sell more of them.
We are always trying provide a better service, or differentiate ourselves from our competition. We do so out of selfish desire for profit! Why profit! Because profit tells us how well we're doing! It allows us to grow and expand, hire others, open another location or otherwise extend ourselves more so to the buying public. And we do those things, take those risks, in hopes of yet more profit!
Why? Because of our natural desire to improve our personal position in the world and our condition in life!
This is a natural cycle!!
CAPITALISM is a natural system! It is a free system, one of voluntary markets and invisible hands diverting resources and deriving efficiencies nobody can plan. As such it CANNOT be imposed! It is a virtuous system - the scum bags and users in the market place are ground out by those who offer their wares (goods and services) in more honest, and fewer using-of-others ways.
AND WHERE ALLOWED TO GROW, UNFETTERED BY NATIONAL POLITICS AND VISIBLE, REGULATORY HANDS, IT DOES. AND WHERE CAPITALISM DOES GROW, IT IMPROVES THE LIVES OF EVERYONE LIVING WHERE IT THRIVES.