For all the Occupy Wall Street talk about the “1%,” if you make $34,000 a year after taxes, you are part of the worldwide 1% — and Americans make up half of the total 1%ers on the planet.
That’s why some people have to wait more than six months for hip operations under socialized medicine in Britain. It’s also why people used to wait in long lines to buy poor quality toilet paper and toothpaste in the Soviet Union. I might even agree with you in some cases, but the only thing the market “cares” about is finding a way to make a profit giving people what they want. Complain all you want about capitalism, but you won’t be waiting for hours to get toothpaste and toilet paper while you do it.