SJ-R.COM - Capitalism did its job well, but it’s time for change
I have only one major question about this article: What is his alternative to capitalism?
Would he like there to be central planning of some sort as envisioned by the numerous production boards and agencies created during World War II?
What will he do if people who don't think like him wind up running his alternative system? In fact, what will he do if these central planners should turn out to think that his wants should be lower priority than someone else's wants? I think the writer has mistaken his wants for "needs." He'd much rather start class warfare than offer any real alternatives by name.
It does not appear to me that the author has fully thought out the consequences and possibilities that might occur should an alternative to capitalism be put into place. The writer may consider himself to be "progressive," but he's only putting forward a jealous rant instead of offering an actual idea in there. If he wants socialism and government-enforced equality and equal amounts of misery, he should say so. If he wants better management of tax dollars, he should say so.
Also, I would suggest that you avoid the reader comments. There are a lot of commenters who would rather sling hyperbolic statements around than actually comment on the article. That's about all I can say about the reader comments and still be charitable about it. Comments like the ones usually found in the Journal-Register's reader comments sections make me wonder when the people in my hometown decided to lower their collective skill in grammar.